8. Employ reverse politesse from time to time.
The constructs of society have programmed us to give automatic responses to common exchanges. Every now and again, we must question whether our responses are truly genuine, and if not, then we should express the truth.
- 35 people were arrested at a Donald Trump rally in San Diego as protesters clashed with supporters. Trump thanked police for "handling the thugs."
- The World Health Organization has dismissed calls to postpone or cancel this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of the Zika virus.
- The loneliest elephant in the world has died after spending 67 of her 69 years in captivity at a Tokyo zoo.