While Collective is closed due to the current health crisis we need your support more than ever. Collective Matter is still taking orders and these will be posted safely for delivery once a week. Parcels will take longer to get to you than usual - thank you for your patience in these difficult times.
Most books that want to change us seek to make us richer or thinner. This book wants to help us to be nicer: that is, less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, less prickly. Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality nevertheless and one that we neglect at our peril.
This is a guidebook to the uncharted landscape of niceness, gently leading us around the key themes of this forgotten quality. We learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural, and how to reassure. We learn that niceness is compatible with strength and is no indicator of naivety. Niceness deserves to be rediscovered as one of the highest of all human achievements.
Why We Don't Really Want to be Nice
Losers and Tragic Heroes
What is the Purpose of Friendship?
How to Overcome Shyness
Why Flirting Matters
How to Be a Good Listener
The Charm of Vulnerability
Hardback book | 123 pages | 125 x 185 x 15mm | Yellow ribbon marker
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