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Ormond wrote:Well Scott, if that was true, there would be no need for you to have adamant rules about manners here on the forum. You could just be polite to everybody, and they would reciprocate.
Juicycheck07 wrote:... giving politeness would result in receiving politeness. I believe the reason we are nice to others is that we have the ability to feel how others feel; we can relate to them. I believe that, throughout our history, we have used politeness as a measure of trust. "I can rely on that person because they have helped me in the past: so I will continue to help them so that they will continue to help me."
Scribbler60 wrote:And the number of ignorant, aggressive and downright nasty people that me and my staff had to deal with on a regular basis almost - almost - destroyed my faith in humanity.
So, while I'd like to believe that giving politeness results in receiving politeness, alas, practical experience shows otherwise.
Scott wrote:One theme I enjoy from the January book of the month, Burn Zones, is the idea that people will treat you how you treat them.
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