Nice People: myth or reality?

Calvin and Hobbes, always appropriate.

The other day I got caught in a discussion on ‘nice people’. Is there any such thing?

‘Nice’ is one of those socially defined words that can mean anything from ‘helps old Mrs. Jenkins across the street’ to ‘cleans her house compulsively every two hours’. And if we move past its ambiguity and fix on some arbitrary definition, even then it’s still a contrary concept.

nice (adj): pleasant; kind; good or satisfactory

-Collins Dictionary & Thesaurus
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