Being nice or not

Posted: October 2, 2010 in Rant
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Being nice is something that we are always told is important. It is being drilled into us since an early age and that is a good thing. The world would be a much happier place if everyone was nice to each other. However in reality the world is slightly different. I have always been a bit naïve and assumed the best in people. That has backfired a good few times. I still persist though, as I also believe that the world would be a much poorer place if we all would assume the worst. This doesn’t mean that I walk around on a little pink cloud thinking everyone is a saint.

So what brought on this post… Well, without going into details, I had a incident this week with person in work that really has riled me up. It started with a small disagreement on a minor issue and ended up with a blown out of proportion situation that is just ridiculous. When the other party started acting like a wronged, spoiled child throwing uncalled accusations around, it really pissed me off. I have no problem with people disagreeing with me but throwing a tantrum and then spending days ignoring me and bad mouthing me is not something I accept. I am playing this by ears now, being all nice for now. There are times like these when I wish it would be socially acceptable to just let it rip.

Sometimes I really do not want to be nice. When there are plenty of things I’d like to do or say. The temptation has been there a few times fueled by anger and my temper but I rein in the motion most of the times. In the end of the day I am not 5 years old and have to act accordingly even if there are others out there who do not. Luckily this particular individual is the only person that is a bit of a challenge do deal with and everyone else is great to work with.

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Comments
  1. I think that nice is sometimes overrated…

  2. Ivy Blaise says:

    You are so very right…. it is a sentiment that I have come to share more and more.

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