The Diarrhea Rule

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Never attribute to malice what would be forgivable if someone was just trying to rush home to deal with explosive diarrhea — The Diarrhea Rule

This rule is best used in traffic when dealing with other drivers. If someone is driving aggressively or maybe even cuts you off in traffic, you may be tempted to think that they are a self-important asshole and that they are wronging you personally. But what if, instead, they are just barely keeping their bowels in check and are in terrible gastric distress? In that case, it’s pretty easy to forgive them for changing lanes without signaling.

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity — Hanlon’s Razor

Now you may be asking: Why give people the benefit of the doubt?

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Physicist doing non-physics things