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A Question Of Ethics and Morality?

HouseflyPowerofniceSo, last night I'm busily preparing for my Drake leadership class this week... finalizing all of the exercises and slides and content.  And I was reviewing one more time the book we'll be discussing this week:  The Power of Nice by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval.

Then it occurred.

Minutes of very loud buzzing from a fly... one single solitary winged insect intent on barnstorming my best efforts to stay focused and productive.  I swatted aimlessly at him with my hand on occasion, hoping to shoo him away.  He persisted.  Continually getting louder.

Finally... frustration... and then CRACK... dead aim.  Spot on.  Fly dead.  Killed by The Power of Nice.  My apologies to Robin and Linda; I'm sure that wasn't the intent of their book.

Somehow the phrase "kill 'em with kindness" most likely does not apply in this case.

Does this make me a bad person?


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Phil Gerbyshak

I guess this makes you murderously nice?

Perhaps this death will signal a change in the game of Clue: Professor Johnson, in the classroom, with The Power of Nice.

Timothy Johnson

Well... I've been called "brutally helpful"... why not murderously nice? I like the Clue idea.

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