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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Post by fari30 » 11 Aug 2016, 10:46

I do agree with this. It seems kinda of ridiculous for a person to be defensive or rude to someone who is only being kind towards them or if someone constantly manipulates people, people would catch on and not trust them and manipulate them in return. The way you treat someone puts forth an image of what you might be like and others would treat you that way.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 04:37

It is completely true. Every one likes to be treated well and if you treat someone well then only he is gonna treat you well. Its like give and take.
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Post by eelavahs-jay » 29 Sep 2017, 15:00

I find that there are some people, who, no matter how much kindness you shower them in, will never reciprocate. There are others who are offended by even the smallest gesture of kindness, thinking you're being condescending or looking down on them. In this day and age you just never know what to expect. I try to be polite and kind to everyone though.

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Post by Elissabeta » 29 Sep 2017, 15:14

Its true you cannot be rude with a person who is polite with and respect you, everything is reciprocate. Some people say: "Treat others as you like to be treated."

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Post by Brittany J » 22 Jun 2018, 23:37

I agree with this. I also think sometimes people who experience a lot of prejudice because of stereotypes act more kindly towards nice treatment because they know people hold these prejudices, and they feel the need to go out of their way to prove them wrong, which is really sad I think.

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Post by Abiba Alice » 25 Jun 2018, 16:38

The idea that people will treat you as you treat them isn't necessarily true. Human beings are complex. You can shower someone with all the kindness in this world and they will still choose to not reciprocate.

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Post by dbulkley » 03 Aug 2018, 07:46

Generally, I would agree with this idea. There’s some people that are not nice to anyone though.
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Post by Chandler_Greg » 11 Aug 2018, 14:37

All of the major religions share a similar "Golden Rule": do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat people with respect and kindness if you would want them to treat you the same. We've moved further from this rule in the last few years, too many people taking their cue from a callous, racist, government.

For this reason, I think it's especially important that the book club's book of the day is presented in a Spanish version. There are millions of people in America whose first language is not English. If promoting a book in Spanish helps any of them feel more included and welcome, it's a valuable example.

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Post by ems2 » 19 Sep 2018, 16:56

I'll never forget the time when I was working at a gas station in the middle of winter with no heat. A customer that came once in a while went home and came back with a heater so that I wouldn't freeze. He said it was because I always smiled at him when he came to the window. Being nice is awsome.

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