PROMPT WORD: NET
Guy always just wanted to be NICE because being nice made him feel good and making people smile was such a wonderful byproduct too.
“Nice” is one of those words that everyone knows but can mean just about anything, such as, polite, kind, thoughtful, pleasant, nonconfrontational, happy-go-lucky, agreeable, telling people what they want to hear, caring, etc.
Well Guy’s life started taking an unpleasant turn when the family dog wouldn’t ever come to him, his kids disrespected him, and his boss overlooked him for promotion on multiple occasions, so he went to a therapist as a terribly depressed man.
The therapist shouted at Guy to stop being a ‘doormat’ for everyone to walk on and the net benefit would be more confidence, more respect, and more leadership skills which are unequivocally necessary for a competent life.
Guy was terribly rattled by the therapist’s tone, and rude suggestion that he was a weakling, but he thanked him just the same vowing internally NOT to stop being ‘nice’ because no one would ever be able to say that HE ruined their day.
Within a year, Guy was separated from his wife, two of his kids were in jail, he was dismissed from his job with no explanation, and his dog ran off, but he held firm to being ‘nice’ and finally succeeded as a political candidate-the one endeavor where only being ‘Nice Guy’ made it possible to finish first.
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