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Pious Jerks and Kind Assholes

Most people confuse “being good” with “being polite.” But manners won't cover the fact that a polite jerk can still be a grade-A jerk.

Most people confuse “being good” with “being polite.” They add “please” and “thank you” like it's a magic spell, thinking it's so pious and civilized.

But manners won't cover the fact that a polite jerk can still be a grade-A jerk.

Take the corporate world: it's just like high school, except everyone is too polite. When your boss says, “we could,” it means “you're going to.” When they say, “feel free to,” it means “fucking do it or get fired.”

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