Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Rule #5

I've been promising Rule #5 for awhile now. It's an old quote from Napoleon, a stylized Occam's Razor for human action:

"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Bureaucracy is not necessarily evil, although Lord knows that the local media seem to think that we eat babies.

So as soon as you move from malice to stupidity, people become more frustrating, but less infuriating. You sleep better at night knowing that the world doesn't hate you and it's not out there looking to do you over. The world is more worried about Brad & Jen than about you; so go home, put on E!, and pass out in a bowl of Cheetos.


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