Conversation is one thing.
Jenna Slye

You are never morally obligated to respond to anyone. Politeness only dictates that you respond to polite inquiries with polite responses, and recommends you pointedly ignore any discourtesy by others.

My objection was not that she turned the man down; it was not even that she lied to him, although I don’t really approve of lying. It was that she assumes a position of moral superiority over anyone she doesn’t regard as proper husband material.

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