An Observation: April 16, 2011
One of my most profound insights into human behavior came almost a decade ago- in my mid 20s.
People are much nicer if you are a homicide-capable asshole rather than a humane and accommodating person.
While I won’t go into details of the string of incidents which led me to this conclusion- the effects were just too stark to ignore. Anger, hate and a slew of so-called ‘negative’ emotions can get you everything ‘positive’ emotions cannot. It works especially well if your ‘negative’ emotions are visible without being overt.