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20.10.08 Monday
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tyrven [20.10.08::10:17]
I totally agree. I have a handful of friends that I consider genuinely nice guys - people who everyone respects and are drawn to because they're fun-loving, authentic, and accepting. But they are very clear about their boundaries and will firmly uphold them; they don't tolerate drama or put up with bullshit. Those guys are rare, but they exist.

At a more abstract level, I agree with the pattern of "show not tell". If you are [smart|nice|ethical|moral|successful|beautiful|etc] then you don't need to project that onto the world, the world will judge you by your actions. (This is one of the things that bothers me about politics and politically-passionate people alike - and, in turn, why I enjoy taunting them so much).
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gfrancie [20.10.08::10:56]
Plus the whole "nice guy" thing seems to be about embracing the title of a victim.
I sorta want to say, "This ain't Oprah, I don't want to hear your story."
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tyrven [20.10.08::11:11]
Totally. It's the victim mentality that, ultimately, drives me crazy. I'm a big believer in self-empowerment and learning how to take responsibility for your role in a situation. But then, you know, I voted for a conservative ;-).