It's nice to think that we're all thoughtful creatures who carefully consider our actions. But over and over, research shows that we're often a lot closer to mindless automatons than rational beings. The good news is that you can use that to your advantage: to increase your chances of getting a request honored, all you have to do is give a reason — any reason at all.
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