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the back door rule.

Before posting here, I hesitate.

“What if I’m wrong about this?” the when-in-doubt voice says. “It may work in my life, but what if it doesn’t for the readers’?”

If I tried to cater to everyone, this blog would cease to exist. There’s no such thing as a universal written truth. You can never be certain that your advice applies to everyone. Life lessons are not black and white.

That is why I abide by what I call the Back Door Rule:

You can trust that something is 99% true, but always leave that 1% of doubt by the back door in case it isn’t.