What does it mean when a man is “nice”? It sounds like a compliment, no? Well it’s actually an insult.

In short, it means that he’s polite; he smiles a lot…he’s not intimidating.

Nice indicates a surface greeting, a casual exchange. It’s equivalent to Southern hospitality. It shows that he’s learned the basic structure of human interaction. It’s like getting an award at school for attendance. You achieve the basic, which is nothing.

My dear readers, always remember this: GREAT MEN ARE NOT NICE.

A friend used to tell me, “When you meet a man, you should feel something pushing back against you. You should feel the energy of resistance.”

Very true!

A great man is defined by his allegiance to lofty ideas, by his desire to pursue a passionate goal. His spirit is a guitar solo by Eddy Van Halen. His energy is red wine, spilling over the cup. He fires a cannon at the island of insecurity. He’s a captain on the ship of confidence.

And the great man’s enemy is the weakling – aka, the “nice” man. The “nice” man surrenders to the challenge, agrees to be ordinary. The “nice” man shuffles into the distance. His spirit is dejected and peevish. His energy is confusion. The best he can do is “nice”…because he has nothing else!

There’s an old cliche…”Nice guys finish last.” But it really means “Weak men are eventually exposed.” They can only hide for so long. Eventually, their dim lighting is replaced by the fires of a great man.

See Related Post: The Man That You Become is More Important Than the Boy That You Were

 

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11 thoughts on “The “Nice” Man is Not a Great Man

  1. My favorite part of you is your desire to somehow, wherever it touches your life, whenever the opportunity arises …

    To be a Great Man.

    Of course, if others facilitate that greatness, that makes you corruptible … Other ideals may have to fall …

  2. once at dinner in a hoity-toity boston restaurant, i told a couple friends that i was an asshole. to show it, i suddenly lifted up the table (we were somewhat inebriated), shaking it a bit and causing our two neighbors to jump in fright — some asian girl, and moreso her limp-wristed harvard first date, who had just finished telling her his favorite metal band was green day (i kid you not).

    point of the story, my friends disagreed i was an asshole, but i was definitely a shitlord. i’ll take it.

    “nice” is the word you use for someone when you have nothing good to say about them, but don’t actually want to be insulting. it’s the last thing you want to be called. nice=inoffensive; inoffensive=zero resistance (i.e., you don’t stand for anything). inoffensive=forgettable.

      1. ah, how cruel it would have been, after metal boy had worked so hard to butter her up with that silver tongue of his. i’m sure he mentally thanked me for my antics while comforting her later that evening.

    1. “point of the story, my friends disagreed i was an asshole, but i was definitely a shitlord.”

      Embracing one’s inner shitlord is an important part of a man’s growth.

  3. “A friend used to tell me, “When you meet a man, you should feel something pushing back against you. You should feel the energy of resistance.””

    wow. THAT.

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