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New Zealanders are nice, friendly types. We are people pleasers. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Our fear of confrontation is making the world a worse place. Our lack of honest feedback is costing the country billions. We need to be meaner.

I don't have any stats or studies to back this up. Those assertions are really only there to keep you reading and lead you to this vaguely related personal anecdote about soup.

My 9-year-old son Barry and I ordered the "Old Fashioned Home Made Chicken Broth" at a restaurant last week. Few things in the world are

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