People treat you how you treat them?

Discuss the December 2015 book of the month Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery.
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Re: People treat you how you treat them?

Post by Amanda Deck » 29 Aug 2019, 21:39

It doesn't happen consistently enough to consider it true, I don't think. The way I generally look at things is that I treat people the way I do because that's who and how I am. It doesn't really matter how they behave though I avoid people who are generally rude, of course. Many people have told me they won't tell the truth to certain people, or be polite or respectful because "they don't deserve it." I always ask them why they let those they dislike determine how they behave themselves. It makes no sense to me - you act out of who YOU are, not merely in reaction to others.

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Post by Amanda Deck » 29 Aug 2019, 21:40

It could work if there were only a few people constantly interacting. We don't know how many other people someone has interacted with that influences their behavior. Or what they're going through that day or in their life in general.

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Post by Kishor Rao » 27 Sep 2019, 11:45

Yes. Expecting very little while constantly doing good deeds might possibly be very difficult to inculcate and bring it into practice, but it is the most rewarding. People always are watching you and will give you exactly what you deserve based on how you treat them.

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Post by HeatherEi » 20 Oct 2019, 15:35

I completely agree with Newbery. I have worked in customer service for a long time. If you treat a person kindly, even when they are giving off a rude or bad vibe, it seems that more often than not, their demeanor changes for the better.

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