I dither over this issue and swing from self-loathing for being a mercenary coward to self-congratulation for being ‘nice’.
But being ‘nice’ doesn’t cut it for me, not at the expense of honesty and frankly the self-flagellation wasn’t much fun either.
So I’ve struck a deal with myself. I’m backing honesty all the way—I’ve read too much crap recently to do otherwise. But I’m going to stress that my view is but a ripple in a heaving sea, a single voice in a massed choir, a solitary grain of sand in a vast desert…and bloody well hope that gets me off the hook.
So what is your preferred approach? Want to join me on the dark side?