Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Have Nice Friends

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From a story I’m working on:

“A few years into high school, I started noticing that many of the popular kids were actually the nicest of everyone-—the most mature. We never became friends, but they were often friendly to me, even though they didn’t have to be.

They were also a little boring. They weren’t as weird or artistic or as intellectual as the people I normally hung out with.

Since that time, I have made friends with a lot of boring people.

Being nice is important, I’ve discovered.”

Some people think being nice and being intelligent are mutually exclusive.

Maybe they are—for them.

But not for everyone.

So whenever possible, hang out with people who are both. And please, please only date nice people, too. I swear, you won’t regret it.

I, for one, am sick of the nice guy finishing last.

How about you?


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