I'm not a nice person, though I treat others like I am. I have friends from all walks of humanity, I accept them for what they are. I'm not rich but I have rich friends. I'm not poor but I have homeless friends. The reason they are my friends, is because I am their friend. I treat everyone the same, I could care less what they believe, though it's fun to debate... Being civil and socially accepting, that's but one key to gaining the respect of others.