Advice from a Roman Emperor.

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At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard about the concept of Occam’s Razor, which states that when you have multiple competing hypotheses, you should take the one that makes the fewest assumptions because generally speaking, the simplest answer is the one that’s most likely to be correct.

But Occam’s Razor isn’t the only mental razor you should keep up in your brain toolbox. There’s another one called Hanlon’s Razor. This one deals with the intentions of other people.

Hanlon’s Razor states that you should never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

And while this is kind of a tongue in cheek concept, I also think there is a lot of truth to it, and I’ve tried really hard to integrate it into my own mindset on a day to day basis. …


Insaf Ali

The world is a jungle: You either fight and dominate, or Hide and evaporate.

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