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I Think Being Nice Is Important

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    Being Nice In A World That Often Isn't

    I see so much negativity and meanness in the world these days that I feel it's important for me to do what I can to stem the tide. I decided a long time ago I was going to be as nice as I can to as many people as I can. Just doing my part to try to make the world a little...
    SquarePeg61 SquarePeg61 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 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's the Basis For Society

    If you step on others shoes, they may just kick you or stomp on yours!  So, giving people room to walk by without brushing up against them, tempting as it is, is being nice.  Opening doors for the elderly, remembering not to let go until they've gotten all the way in...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 3 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    What Kind Of World Do You Want To Live In?

    Do you want to live in a place where everyone is out for themselves at all times and will screw for nothing or a place where people are trying to help one another? The choice is being made by you (yes, you reader) everyday. My choice is to be nice.
    LoftyDreamer LoftyDreamer 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    True Colors

    All my life i had a best friend named Toni..Toni was my life..i loved her..a lot..well, in grade 11, we got a new girl named Maddie. Toni traded mee for Maddie..I was hurt, but i decided to be nice about it. Maddie asked me to be her friend, and i said sure..One day, Toni asked...
    NadiaBisonnette NadiaBisonnette 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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 12 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    Of Course Being Nice Is Important

    If one isn't nice doesn't that make them a bully?   Being nice is normal for me.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    To A Point.

    Yeah I agree being nice is important. However the important part is knowing when to draw the line. You don't want people stepping all over your toes because they know you'll just smile and say don't worry about it. You have to stand up for yourself even if it means being rude to...
    Rhysen Rhysen 22-25, M Oct 27, 2013

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    Beautiful

    I just want to say that nice sweet people are the most beautiful people ever. The most underrated most empathic souls. I really love kindness and I treasure it. I umm I used to be nice. But I don't know I guess lots of bad experience has changed me. Not into a bad person, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    I think it's nice if one would just leave

    even when he/she disagrees, because this is a place to share, not to debate.
    Iamlouis Iamlouis 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Where Is the Harm?

     I think being nice is a good default state. People all to often seem to have a default setting which is cynical and antagonistic. This seems to me a sad way for a species to interact with each other. I appreciate there is a need for people to be safe but even so  smile...
    koyptakh koyptakh 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    Essential!

    Honestly, I believe being nice is vital to a good life.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    One of the Life's More Pleasant Challenges

    This is one of the keys to my own personal success, and of being able to live with myself.  Despite being trodden on more times than I can recall, being nice is a quality which, I believe, reaps its own benefits, both internal and external.  Though not guaranteed, more...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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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 26-30, M Feb 20

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    It Is And Don't Expect Anything In Return

    Is important to be nice to others.  To people you know and those strangers to you.The power of a smile makes wonders for that someone else.Hugs are good too, specially the unexpected ones.  It demostrate you care for that person as a human being.Be nice to others is like being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30, 2011

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    I Just Wonder....

    i just wonder what the world would be like, if everybody just took the easy route and became a bad and mean person!!! i just think a lot of people could benefit from being a little nicer to others around them!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Respect

    I find it ridiculous how nice guys are more likely to get snubbed than a**holes.  I think that "Nice guys finish last" line is BS.  Why is it people tend to take someone's kindness for weakness.  Last time I checked, a person who is nice is not same as someone who doesn't...
    sapphireguy sapphireguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Rewards In Gold!!!!!

    I came back home, and the last couple of years worked as a cashier in the local store. reconnected with friends from school, and made many new friends.One customer brought a bench for the front of the store, I made a picture board of my customers. They came to shop for gas...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2012

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    Today's Challenge

    I want to challenge everyone to say/do something nice today and post about it.  Even if it's something stupid like giving your dog a treat.  I really like hearing about random acts of kindness. I'll lead by example here. When lunch time rolled around, my friend was...
    tasteofink tasteofink 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    When you send out good vibes into the world,

    they will often be sent back your way. Love each other 👭👬
    michailaaalexis michailaaalexis 16-17, F Feb 20

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    Yeah Be Nice/till I Make You Angry

     We can not always please everyone,So it is better to be nice as long as you can, Then just be real, the rest will fall right into place. I am nice as long as I can then I can not swallow any more,and start puking it right back at em,lol You ever heard that saying mean...
    maryomaga3 maryomaga3 46-50, F 12 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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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 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    My Love

    people say that there is no such thing as love but, the person im with i love so much. i can't bare to be separated from him. my baby boy and i were together most of today and i just wish every day could be like today.
    Feb 7, 2013

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    Important

    Important, if you message me - please be nice and polite. I'll do the same.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    Feedback...

    Being nice to other folks just makes it easier to get along.Say something to anyone, in any setting and without fail, you get a better situation when you are considerate and the other person sees it. It doesn't matter who starts the conversation or if it's somebody you know or...
    BrassSlinger BrassSlinger 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Well It Is

    I think it is very important but my boss calls me a bleeding heart liberal for it. Call me whatever you want but to me nice is important and others appreciate it. I take the time to introduce myself to people and ask how the pregnant bank teller is doing today. I might not...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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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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    My Word! It'S So Important

    I think that being a bastard is more difficult than being nice. I speak to, meet, email so many over the course of the day. Without exaggerating , More than 50% are either rude, don't reply to your email. Don't even speak when being served, because no one tells them it's rude...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M Oct 10, 2013

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    Worth A Shot

    Coming from a mean person, I try to be nice to people. I Don't believe in the saying treat others the way u wanna be treated because the past taught me that bad stuff always happens to the nicest people. Despite this I try to be nice to everybody, I'm starting to understand...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    Because Nice Matters

    I believe in Thank You cards.  Whenever someone does something nice for me, I send them a card.  It is an easy thing for me to do, and yet it makes their day.  I know it because they tell me so.   I sent a card to my mechanic one day when he squeezed me...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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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 8 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Good Day...

    Its the simple things in life that make a difference.  Have you ever noticed how people on the street pass each other straight?  They are too lost in their own problems and thought, or too afraid.. or just don't care to be friendly and courteous any more.  My life changed...
    iwant2beme iwant2beme 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    The Useful Information About Hdmi Cables

    You’ve recently purchased your new HDTV. This means you want to enjoy viewing entertainment in high resolution that will deliver you a high quality home theater. With this you might think that getting an expensive 2m HDMI cable will finalized your setup. When you have already...
    tntntn1414 tntntn1414 36-40, M Jul 31, 2012

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    Important

    I Believe Being Nice Is Very Important.I Believe Its One Thing That Defines Who You Are.
    cry7 cry7 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 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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    I saw a man dressed up

    as a dog advertising and it was rain. I felt sorry for him and gave him a wave. He needed appreciation :) he waved back too. Made my day xx
    mistywolf13 mistywolf13 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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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 77 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Faking It

    Not just fake being nice.  I'm talking real, genuinely being nice.  Like it comes from deep down inside of you.  Don't put on a show for me.  Don't just pretend to consider me enough to be nice.    I won't for you.With that being said, there are people who you just don't...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Jan 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    It seems some like to hide behind a computer as they can get away with being a rude jack@ss that way. I think manners are important and treating people with respect (until they...
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    "Noo i will not text him even is he says sorry ..he needs to do way more hmp!"Ok i no i sound like a ***** but first hear what i have to say. It all started a day ago we had a day...
    missunperfectly missunperfectly 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I think above all manners are really important. I feel that there is a difference between being literate and being educated. The fine line between the two is that an educated...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 23

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    In my opinion, education is an important tool for success in life. I'm not saying you have to be educated to be successful, I'm only saying it will exponentially increase your...
    CosabellaBeauty CosabellaBeauty 26-30, F Apr 2

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    No, I don't think its the MOST important thing, but I do know that if you and your partner aren't on the same wavelength, it can truly mess up an otherwise good relationship. I...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F Mar 27

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    Every day that I shower, I start by laying the the tub and massaging myself with lotion. I start at my ankles and work my way up to my neck. I think massage and touch is important...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have 3 children and 3 step children and brought them all up. Only the youngest is at home now and will soon fly the nest. What I have learnt is that because they are all...
    Nix59 Nix59 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Very important. It's a tie breaker for me. I like people who have good manners! :)
    heyitsmichell heyitsmichell 18-21, F Mar 20

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    When it comes to making friends offline or online. I think support and appreciation comes into territory. Also trust and no judging. In chattings I think that similar feelings or...
    silkynylonlover1 silkynylonlover1 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    BRAT Are you a brat or has someone called you a brat? This generally means that you only care about yourself and your attitude is the same. IF you are a woman, I know people tend...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M Mar 23

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    I have three kids. They are 20, 19 and 16. The oldest is being a real pain in The a--. She is being extremely disrespectful and difficult. She can't seem to speak to me without...
    Irishk Irishk 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm not a parent, and don't plan on it ever. Because I truly do believe it's the most difficult job. I don't think I will ever be able to properly care for someone. I mean I could...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I don't see it as depression I just like remembering old girlfriends or people who where in our lives I like listening to sad songs being Mellow u know
    Farandaway1 Farandaway1 31-35, M Apr 11

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    Many forget it .especially when they are online.Your behavior online shows what you really are,
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    Normal is so boring. There are 7 billion people on this planet, why would you want to blend in? Be who you want to be.
    justsayyes2 justsayyes2 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am the mother of 4 I am also pregnant all my kids are good and make diecency choices however my 13 year old has a problem he is so mean and entitled all he wants to do is be...
    Jackie85 Jackie85 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am not a parent at the present time and not sure I will ever be one. I know all the trouble my mother went through raising five kids and I see my brother's and sister's trouble...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26