Exactly. Just be yourself! If you don't like who you are or you're ashamed of how you treat people, work on it! Do small, simple, nice gestures for people. Don't make a show of it so you can look good. Kindness isn't for the benefit of you, it's for them. And then maybe you can get something back from it- like respect.
So true! I'm all about giving people the benefit of the doubt but there comes a point when you realize it's not a one time bad day kind of mistake, it's who they really are slipping through their fake front. Past things that they've done and said all add up and you realize in that final straw moment just how ugly hearted and miserable they truly are.