Being nice does the exact opposite of what one would think it would do. In my thinking, being nice would have people being nice back to you. You know, do on to others as you would like done on to you. You get back what you put out there. Treat people nice and they will treat you. This is the convention wisdom that your parents, teachers, and TV/Movies portray. But my experience does not seem to support this. In fact, it appears to be the total opposite, the nicer you are the people the more vicious they become. The more cut-throat and advantageous behavior comes out. They maybe see a nice person as an easy target to boost their egos. Because the nice guy often won't fight back because he is an approval seeking people pleasers. They don't want to rock to boat or being in any sort of confrontation/fight. They just want to live in peace and harmony. But this mindset of being nice and expecting that back from others just doesn't work. People take advantage of it and use you as a platform to make themselves look good while making you feel like crap. I know I can't be the only one who has experience this. Why are things this way?