I never thought living should be difficult. At least not until I find that common sense isn’t always logical. And even more when Are Manners Logical or Superficial? on Psychology Today explained that manners aren’t always common sense:
Common sense tells me the most efficient way to ingest soup is to tip the bowl and drink it. In fact, unless you have a spoon that’s specifically contoured for the bowl you’re using, that’s the only way to get every last drop. And common sense tells us not to be wasteful.
So being kind isn’t enough, you’ve got to have manners — even if you’re not a kind person. I find the article enlightening, yet it’s written by someone having Asperger syndrome, sort of an autism spectrum disorder. Curious.