You’re all familiar with the following saying:
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
The suggestion here is that you gain more by being nice to people than by being rude.
But this is the question I have for you: why do you want to catch a bunch of flies; you can’t do anything with them.
You can’t train them to do anything, they’re completely stupid.
You can’t eat them: you get wing stuck in your teeth, they have limited nutritional value, and they taste like fly.
And once you’ve got flies stuck in your honey, the honey is ruined. Ten seconds before that fly landed in your honey, it was prancing around on a disease ridden pile of dog crap.
Do you really want to walk around all day being all flowery and nice to people if your reward is a bunch of stupid, disease ridden, dog crap prancing, insects that taste like fly.
Let me give you a quick heads-up about people: people suck.
It would be a different story if you could train flies to attack people that suck. I’d be all for throwing the honey around then.
Until then, I think I’ll just stick with the vinegar.