Human beings are charmed by sudden, surprising, shows of delicacy and good taste. Many a lovable film-hero/ine, while an assassin, a murderer or just a brute, become lovable because of the sudden love they shows to a child, a dog or even a nice cup of espresso. Non the less, in reality, these charming small gestures cannot replace being kind to people.
I know that what I’m saying is cheap crap, but hamstergirl –while I don’t know where your compassion and where your aggression come from, I wish to remind you that people matter. Objects may not harm you, but in general they’ll feel less if you harm them. Be OK.