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Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Albert Einstein said that if you can’t explain something to a six-yearold, then you don’t understand it yourself. Occam’s razor states that the simplest answer is usually the right one. Still, a simpleton like me worries that it’s oversimplifying to say, and it pains me to write this, that this book is about being nice.
You may have just cringed a little. I know I did.
Other very successful authors and researchers have published seminal works on “nice,” and it is not my intention either to add to or subtract (but definitely steal) from the body of work they’ve contributed to the topic. For one thing, I am neither a successful author nor a very good researcher.
I wanted to write a true self-help bookone that would help me.
Because something you must understand first and foremost is that I am not a People Person. Sure, I possess certain characteristics that are traditional to People People like affability and a firm handshake, and I’m a bit fun loving (as evidenced by the cover photo), but as you’ll discover in the following pages, there’s a lot more to it than just being a bit extroverted.