A Quote by Gavin De Becker on niceness, sociology, and parenting

We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

Contributed by: Tsuya