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True, and important because it can cause awful outcomes, but in my experience people are generally just operating from a different set of priors, perspectives, and incentives.

As they say about paranoia, sometimes they really are out to get you. But you probably shouldn’t live life assuming that all the time.

That's the problem with behavioral discussions - at least amongst the general public at large, there is almost an epidemic inability to analyze a situation from any other perspective other than one's own. Unfortunately, many of those people are also politicians and lawmakers.

Unfortunate to see you being downvoted for such a sober perspective

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