"I just treat everyone nice, and they treat me the same"

"I just treat everyone nice, and they treat me the same"

This is a discussion on "I just treat everyone nice, and they treat me the same" within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I'm not sure if this is a step up or down from " I'd rather die myself than take another life." This guy at work ...

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    "I just treat everyone nice, and they treat me the same"

    I'm not sure if this is a step up or down from " I'd rather die myself than take another life."

    This guy at work (he s a nice guy) rides his bike through some rough areas instead of drive. I've considered doing this, but I'd have to ride through some serious ghetto, plus I need my trunk full of tools nearby for work. Anyhow, when I mentioned the neighborhoods he rides though, he response was that "no one will bother me because I'm nice to everyone I meet." I gave him a "really?" look and he just responded, "well, it's worked for me so far."

    I know we have heard all this before, but it still baffles me when people fail to perceive an obvious risk. I understand when someone sees a risk and consciously decides to take it, but to pretend it's not there?
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    LOL.... sorry... I actually feel kinda bad for that guy. But it is funny.
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    People play all of these little games inside their respective heads to make themselves believe anything they need to believe.
    I've never been able to fool myself like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    People play all of these little games inside their respective heads to make themselves believe anything they need to believe.
    I've never been able to fool myself like that.
    Me too, except sometimes I can tap myself on the shoulder and then not figure out who is doing it.
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    Logic based on assumptions, might end in tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLYROLLER View Post
    Logic based on assumptions, might end in tragedy.
    +1. Relaxed, feel-good assumptions can be very bad for one's health. BTDT, some years ago. Not since then, and no troubles since then. That has worked, by design ... at least so far.

    Unfortunately, the "guy at work" in the original post might well have to go through a horrible beating, mugging or worse to see the error of his logic. There's a certain method to that madness, sad though it is. May he realize his error sooner rather than later.
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    I see the point on "I just treat everyone nice, and they treat me the same" and then again only up to a point. Being a jerk might increase your chances of getting hit in the neighborhood by idiots that might percieve offense from you so reducing the number of possible enemies help. That does not mean to use a friendly attitude as your only means of survival. That is downright stupid.
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    "I just treat everyone nice, and they treat me the same"

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    it's worked for me so far
    Hmmm - let's hope it continues for him - but the guarantee is I believe not foolproof!!!

    Sadly, his ''being nice'' can IMO under some circumstances be seen as a victim qualification. BG's can see this as weakness.
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    +1 for George
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    It might depend on the bike he rides. If it is a really "Bad..." chopper and he is a big dude who looks tough, but treats everybody nice, then his survival rate might be higer.

    If it is a ten-speed, then he is just "meals on wheels" for any crackhead that decides he needs some more dope.

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    Ask him how a pipe feels over the skull...it won't matter how nice you are--BGs won't care.

    After an attack, you're no longer just a victim--you are a witness.

    BGs don't like witnesses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Misfit View Post
    It might depend on the bike he rides. If it is a really "Bad..." chopper and he is a big dude who looks tough, but treats everybody nice, then his survival rate might be higer.

    If it is a ten-speed, then he is just "meals on wheels" for any crackhead that decides he needs some more dope.
    He is one of our computer geeks and rides in on a mid-range mtn bike. I see a happy meal on wheels.
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    There is something to be said for being non-confrontational, but some situations require confrontation. Not looking for a fight is a good thing. Being unprepared when one finds you is not.
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