Why People are Nice — Confessions of a Nice Guy

A photograph I took of my friend, M. Shot and shared with her consent.

For most of my life, save for the past six months, I have been an objectively self-centered, mean human being.

But something happened recently. For many reasons beyond my control, I lost friends, I lost family, I lost my home, I lost hope, I lost opportunities, and I felt like I lost too much time. The transience of this life hit me at an opportune time, at the ripe age of eighteen…

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