Newton’s third law of physics states:
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
This, of course, applies to human interpersonal dynamics as well as the physical world – it’s just that with people it’s a lot more difficult to predict the outcome.
This is one of those skills that you get better at the longer you live. Make no mistake, it’s still not easy – people can be hard to read, and the outcome of any given action can be hard to predict. But if you’re paying attention to your mistakes in life, here’s a good general rule to live by:
Act with good intentions, don’t talk shit about other people (especially behind their back), and tread lightly.