As childish and duh as it sounds, there are really two basic ways of doing anything. The nice way and the un-nice way. I’ve been observing people around me including myself for quite some time now to have valid argument before I pen down my sarcastically true remarks. And unfortunately, most of us choose the un-nice way in most of our actions.
Take the way you spoke to your parents the last time they scolded you on staying up late at night. Did you say, “Yes, mum you’re absolutely right”, or were you of those who tell their parents that they live in an obsolete time and the world works differently now? Okay so maybe my example was a bit too okay-this-is-not-how-i-speak-to-my-parents, but you do get my point.
Or if you don’t yet, ask how you spoke to your maid last when she washed your white shirt with other colored clothes. Or how you reacted when you woke up just five minutes before office kick started in the morning? Or what you said to the McDonalds delivery guy when he got late and then mixed up your order with a fish-o-fillet that you absolutely detest. Or how you were on the road when the car in front of you just wouldn’t drive faster. Or your temperament when the cashier at the pharmacy counter just kept chewing his gum without taking the slightest interest in clearing your bill.
You really had a choice of being nice or un-nice in these situations. Which one did you choose?
Or which one are you generally in most circumstances?
1. The I-bite-and-can’t-think-or-say-or-do-anything-nice person?
2. I-can-be-un-nice-but-I-choose-to-be-nice because that’s just a better way of living and really, if people were un-nice to me even if I deserved it, I’d hate it.
So how about thinking ways of un-doing the un-niceness. Yes?