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The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind

Why only one is needful

I recently had a conversation with a friend about being kind vs. being nice in the context of “nice” men not finding girlfriends. My explanation for this — being nice isn’t necessarily genuine. It’s also passive.

Being kind, on the other hand, is real and active.

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Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, writer, engineer. BSEE from MIT, MSEE, and MA in history. Love nature, animals, books, art, and interesting discussions.