8 thoughts on “From the Book of Practical Suggestions”

  1. I think you’re thinking of Hanlon’s Razor:

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    It seems brash at first, but it turns out to be a calming influence 🙂

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    sankarshan Reply:

    I was,but this was catharsis.

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  2. I prefer to assume that people act specifically according to how their actions will impact me, personally.

    If those actions are beneficial, or at worst, harmless, then those people have done their duty.

    If I somehow suffer (for example, if I am briefly delayed in a supermarket check-out), then I must conclude that those people are malevolent, so I actively begin work to bring about their utter destruction.

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  3. It seems I am always repeating Hanlon’s razor:

    “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

    Yet in absence of enough information, we always presume a greater intelligence deep in conspiracy. Perhaps it’s a hard-wired survival instinct? Doesn’t seem like it would work well against a tiger, though.

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