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Are You Nice?

I rub the slippery surface of my dorm lobby’s couch. “Look, the thing is, I just don’t trust-,”

“Why don’t you?” my friend asks. “What’s the difference? If you do nice things, then you’re a nice person.”

“I disagree,” I say. Midnight nears, and this starts to look like one of those late night college conversations, the ones that rob me of sleep – and sometimes, sanity. “You have to look deeper.”

“Why though?” she prods. “Either way, the nice action or whatever is accomplished. Does it matter what the person’s motivation is? Wouldn’t it be annoying to always distrust people?”

Well, I think, as I smile and nod and agree to disagree, I officially don’t trust you. Or your family. Or your family’s cow. If your family even owns a cow… Continue reading

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