Why the Nicest People Are the Strongest Inside

Hi Tiffany!
The Startup
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4 min readAug 1, 2018


You probably have this impression stuck in your head:

Nice people are weak.

They get taken advantage of, get blamed at, and are often pushed around. You’d think every bad incident would crush their kind soul and break them down, to the point where they’d start questioning why they should even try.

I hate to bring this up, but this is what I’ve been through from day 1.

Friends would ask me for rides without offering back. My dad would yell at me for giving a tip too high, even when I honestly felt the server gave the best service I’d had in my life. My ex would talk over me during an argument, because I did not want to fight.

There’s a lot more scenarios I could add where I chose the mellow route. I never liked the outcome, but soaked up all of my bitterness and told myself I’d be better the next day. After all, it was just a temporary occasion.

Little did I know, every struggle I went through, I became stronger inside. Every tear drop, every heart break, every burning pain in my gut — I took that all in and tossed it aside, ready to face the next big hurdle. It’s something unheard of when people think about the nice me, simply because they don’t see it.

I just do it.

“The strongest people are not those who show strength infront of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.”

Now I’m not the only nice person around. There’s many more who’ve learned to get out of the pits and build upon their weaknesses when faced with a crappy situation. Quite frankly, it’s the only choice they have. And it’s this self-taught resilience combined with the choice of staying nice that make nice people the strongest kind.

Here’s what I mean.

They fight hard to succeed.

The nicest people have suffered through some of the darkest, most horrifying moments one can ever imagine. But it’s mishaps like these that toughen their mind and steer them to take control of their own life. A life where they no longer beg for respect, but earn it. A life where people admire their…



Hi Tiffany!
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