According to psychology, we are all prone to overestimating the extent to which people are like us. Which, I suppose, is why I routinely overestimate my Facebook friends' ability to think rationally and critically.
Case in point: why do so many people think it makes sense to compare what happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea... to the fate of a mentally ill, knife-wielding woman in Seattle?
Here at Facts Over Feelings, I encourage people to think with their minds, not their emotions. But that doesn't mean I'm perfect. I mindlessly let myself be convinced by various "End the R-Word" campaigns that I should stop saying the "r-word".
But then I read an Everyday Feminism article that convinced me that there is nothing wrong with saying "retard."