An early lunch coupled with a lengthy discussion with one of my friends brought me to an interesting point: is it possible to be too nice about…

An early lunch coupled with a lengthy discussion with one of my friends brought me to an interesting point: is it possible to be too nice about certain things? Can someone go so far as to be unforgivable? We both agreed that there are things that you shouldn’t be nice about, such as when someone does something that you’ve made it clear is annoying to you. Still, we both found ourselves retreating to the sugar jar for a bit of comfort. It seems to take more effort to be mean than it does to be nice, for me anyway, and as a result, I tend to be a little too forgiving. I’m not one for meaningless fights. Holding a grudge can prove a point, but I don’t find it worth the effort at times. It’s like, who’s learning the lesson: the person held in contempt, learning never to do what they’ve done, or the person who’s holding the grudge, learning never to do such a dumb thing again? Which is better: bottling up discontent or letting it fly all over those around you? I don’t know about you guys, but that sugary sweet approach is looking mighty good right about now…   – Eric

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  • Vivian

    Well. There’s a limit to how much you should bottle up discontent in my opinion. When it gets too much, I personally won’t tolerate bottling it up anymore.

  • Eric

    I agree that there’s a limit, but there’s talking, and then there’s “talking”. Both hurt, though the latter is probably intentional, what with the yelling and all… I don’t think you should ever let it get too much, but then there’s never really a too much in my book. I just don’t think its necessary to fight because you can sometimes.