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I Think Being Nice Is Important

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    It does not cost you anything

    and if you can make someone's day by being nice that's what it's all about
    justmyself11 justmyself11 51-55, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever feel like your sailing seas

    for someone who wouldn't even jump a puddle for you?
    livinliferight1 livinliferight1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2014

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    ok so I just posted this in Q&A

    but I wanted to write it out. So I was just at the gas station getting groceries... I had to walk up since my mom is "sick" and I can't drive. So anyway I ended up with $19.71 worth of stuff but i only had 15... so I was gonna put some frozen vegetables back but this guy behind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11

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    if someone didn't even do anything to be

    disrespected then why do you feel like you have to be rude to them? treat people how you want to be treated.
    xolexissss xolexissss 18-21, F Sep 8, 2014

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    Mr. Nice Guy

    I remember a few months ago I was complaining about how much I was fed up of being the nice guy to everyone, with the occasional feeling of being used or being taken for granted, and I had somehow convinced myself to push away whoever caused me some sort of pain and hurt. But...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M 76 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    Life

    We all know that it is nice to be important, but more truthfully, It is more important to be nice. Filmman says have a good day/ afternoon or night wherever you may be.
    filmman filmman 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Most of the time I try to be.

    I believe treating people as I would like to be treated myself. But I have to admit there are situations and people I just can't be nice in.
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M Jul 30

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    Dear EP gods: I appreciate your review

    and reinstatement of my avatar. Thank you for processing my request and notifying me that "my girl" is back where she belongs.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Alright so I have come across several

    experiences or questions where people were either asking for help, or perhaps feeling so down which led to then posting stuff like "planning to kill myself" or something similar and what greeted me in the replies were ignorant and insensitive remarks being made instead of the...
    starrywinter starrywinter 16-17, F 2 Responses May 19

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    It takes very little effort to be nice.

    Why waste one's time on the negative?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2

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    If you ever go stay at a hotel.

    Please be nice to the maids. It's really not an easy job. I just got a job as a maid yesterday and I'm already thinking of quitting I'm not a sissy either. It's really hard work. Try not to be a slob we have other rooms to clean too and we cant take too long. We literally run...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    I shall be reminding myself of these words

    quite often today... Open your mouth only if what you're about to say is more beautiful than silence. ~arabic proverb
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    I remember when I first began to want to become

    a better person someone told me that if you’re good to the world that the world will be good to you. At one point I believed that. If you’re nice to strangers or do nice things for people they generally won’t be rude to you, but will in return say something nice to you or...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F Jun 8, 2014

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    A smile can change a person's whole day.

    A compliment can turn a day around. It doesn't have to be big things, being nice is easy and can have a huge impact on someone.
    musicluva199 musicluva199 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Think It Is and I Hope I Am

    I don't really like the word 'nice' - its very insipid.  But the associations the word has - politeness, civility, kindness, friendliness, courtesy - are important I think and I hope I behave that way in most cases. Today I might not have been very nice - you can see my...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 6 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Be Nice

    Its quite simple really,treat others as you would like to be treated.Say hello in the streetSay please and thankyouIf its not a nice thing to say then think before you say it.Offer a friendly smile as it makes a better day for us all.
    mysteryjourney mysteryjourney 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    TerrabyteMcEwan TerrabyteMcEwan 18-21, M Dec 4, 2014

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    Being Nice Is My True Calling

    Being nice is a sign of strength to me.  It means not giving in to all the negativity surrounding me.  If I can make someone smile I feel wonderful inside!  A simple hello to a stranger lights them up from inside.  Asking, "How are you today", and standing there to listen to...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    How Sad.

    It's very sad when people make a conscious effort to be mean to someone.  Especially someone they don't even know.  No matter how "crazy"(I despise that word) you may feel someone is, if you don't truly know them you can't judge them. The person you just cursed out and called...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11, 2013

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    It is so simple. Just be nice.

    Look at the person you're interacting with and understand that what you see, what they show you is just the tip of the iceberg. The crabby salesgirl? What if she's crabby because she was up all night with a sick baby? Or worried because she doesn't know how she's going to pay...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I work at a fast food restaurant,

    and I always make sure I am kind to every customer.
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Making one person smile can change the world,

    maybe not the whole world but their world
    SxySadie SxySadie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    If you are a complete d**che bag to people

    you'll never be treated with respect (unless its another d**che)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    There are honestly not enough nice people in

    this world so I like to take it upon myself to pass on as much niceness as I can to friends, family, and even strangers. I love performing small acts of kindness and helping those in need because I think it really does make a difference. I even smile at strangers and randomly...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    My mail lady is named Toni.

    If I had to guess, she doesn't like the name Antoinette, and went to Toni, but that's completely a guess. Anyway - she is SO SWEET! She's about 50, and she picked up my mail route during this past year. Before that we had this really nice older guy, whose name I cannot seem...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Nice Guys & Nice Guy syndrome :These men

    who view themselves as prototypical "nice guys," whose "nice deeds" are in reality only motivated by attempts to passively please women .
    samanthathegreat samanthathegreat 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Yes. But I don't believe in the saying,

    "if you're nice to someone they will be nice to you in return".
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Apr 21

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    Being nice brings you lots of positive energy

    and feelings. You can brighten someone's day. And, little by little, you can change the world around you. I don't worry about the negativity around me. I do not let it define me.
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Today and tomorrow (Saturday

    and Sunday), I encourage you all to do one nice thing for someone, it can be anybody, just do good. The happiest feeling you can get is making someone else feel happy, enjoy life people. I love you all
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 28

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    Have I posted this before?

    ?? If I did then it's worth repeating.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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    I enjoy being nice to people,

    life is to short to be angry and sad all the time! We all have our days but I try to focus on being positive. Yes everyone knows that one person who is ridiculously happy and it's annoying but being nice is a good thing and shouldn't be a rare quality in today's world.
    Rellikator Rellikator 31-35, M Feb 20, 2014

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    I respect people who can be nice.

    Sometimes it's extremely hard to be nice. I am learning to be nice to these people who aren't so nice to me. I have no choice but to like them for the next 2 years because it's impossible to leave them. I'm not being bullied but I'm not getting treated fairly.
    justbeingme53 justbeingme53 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    There is so much negativity in this world

    why follow the crowd. It's also so rewarding to make people's day or be the cause of a smile or laugh :)
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Realise that you can't always count on others

    to respect your feelings,even if you respect theirs.Being a good person doesn't guarantee that others will be good people too.You only have control over yourself, over how you choose to be as an individual.And as for others,you can only accept them or walk away.
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    Kindness is probably the trait I value the most.

    I think being nice to each other really is something important, it can bring immense joy to anyone. However, while I do value it I think it can be bad. I admire selflessness as well but sometimes I realize that kindness leads to naivety and in some cases self-destruction. It's...
    Madobsession Madobsession 16-17, M May 25

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    Do It For Joe

    Where I live, if I want to go to the mall I have 4 choices within a 20 minute drive, but I almost always go to "my mall".  Its not the biggest of the 4, but it has all the stores I like to shop in.  It has a very large victorias secret, a macys, 4 jewelry...
    fairytalemist fairytalemist 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    I'm not going to sugar coat this .....it's freaking hard ! If you are a parent that cares about your child , wants to do right by them ...then it's hard ....... I see many people...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Update to what I last wrote. I did go to the house after all. My younger (faviourite), sibling had gone away on holiday abroad with his new family and my mum rang. My Stepdad...
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    Most days it feels like a chore to be nice...but I do it because I don't want to make anyone else feel as crap as I do. It's not fair. I decided to give up being nice to my older...
    nightowl2015 nightowl2015 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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