I realised that there is a lot of not-niceness out on the big wide internet.
I know, this is probably not news to you. You’re probably wondering where I’ve been all these years. You’re probably wondering what took me so long to figure it out.
I guess, partly I’m kind of slow, and partly I don’t really get out all that much. And when I do get out, I don’t usually stray far from the places where I feel safe. So a lot of that not-niceness has kind of passed me by.
Anyway, back to the topic. Like I said, I realised there is a lot of not-niceness out on the web. And I wasn’t happy about it. Not happy at all.
Now I’m the sort of person who doesn’t like to let things lie. If there’s a problem, I always like to try to figure out a solution. Only this is a tricky one. What could one little person do about all those people being not-nice all over the internet. It seemed like a real biggie.
Then I realised there was something I could do to counter all that not-niceness. Something that wasn’t difficult at all, at least not for me. I could just do my best to be the nicest person out there in internet-land.
So here’s how it works. Every day, I’m going to go out into the internet and I’m, going to be nice. I’m going to say nice things to everybody that I meet. I’m going to be super-polite, and always say excuse me, and please and thank you as many times as I can. And if anybody ever says anything to me that smacks of not-niceness, I’m not going to sink down to that level. I’m going to keep myself nice and friendly and thank them for saying what they had to say, and then find somewhere else on the internet to continue being nice.
I’m hoping that my policy of niceness on the internet won’t just end with me. Maybe, just maybe, I can inspire other people towards being nice as well. Maybe I can create a whole army of nice people over the internet. Maybe I can start a niceness revolution that will completely change the way everybody acts on the World Wide Web. And then all those not-nice people will realise the error of their ways, and they will join in and help me on my mission of spreading niceness.
Oh well, it’s a nice dream I suppose. Have a really nice week, everybody.
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