The greatest poor skill of all.
The greatest poor skill of all is kindness, people. This means that if you are kind, you will likely get it back. Karma. For instance, something as simple as saying hello to your neighbors can be a poor skill. I started greeting an elderly neighbor a couple months ago. The other day he saw my boyfriend and I struggling with our laundry and asked if we were going to the laundromat. We said yes and he offered us his free washing machines. Then, a few months ago I was taking a taxi and I had a nice conversation with the driver. When he picked me up again a few weeks ago, he turned off the meter early because he knew I didn't have a lot of cash on me. I also have good relationships with a bunch of businesses in my area. The thrift store owner always gives me a huge discount. Then the other day I was walking by a furniture store with a carriage full of packages to ship at the post office and the owner of the store offered me a ride (which I didn't take-- better safe than sorry). And then, when my boyfriend and I order food from a nearby restaurant, they know us and always give us extra (free) food. Anyway, those are just a few examples. This isn't just a poor skill, but a life skill. If you are nice, people will be nice back to you. Not always, yes, but frequently.