“Weird lesson of the year: when powerful and manipulative people want you to do something, they don't ask, but say 'I'd like you to...'

It's now a red flag for me whenever I hear someone say 'I'd like it if you did x,' or 'I'd like you to do x,' etc.

I've noticed that people who say these things usually have bad intentions and are not really people you want to be around.”

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