Bill Bailey's Law

Here's a law I invented which I use sometimes when training or consulting.

Never believe any assertion containing the words never or always.

It can be applied to itself of course. And to many other laws. If you believe it then you don't and if you don't then you do. It essentially says you should think for yourself. Bill Bailey is a UK comedian. On UK tv one time he recounted being shown into a big cat enclosure in a zoo in Chile. The keeper, whose English was very broken, said "Never face the cats". Bill said ok and they went in. After they had been inside for a while the keeper turned to Bill and said, "No no, sorry, always face the cats". Bill joked that the keeper added "we lose a lot that way".

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