Being Nice

Be nice. In a utilitarian or economic sense, it pays off.
Fighting or proving you are exemplary, consequential, or brilliant may feel good, but it incurs wrath in the form of vengeance, obstruction, and spite.

The wise in ancient traditions are kind, if blunt. Don’t make your future harder for your ego in the present.


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