One of my ten basic rules: If it doesn’t apply 100% of the time, throw it out. There are no gray areas. Yes, it might be easier to generalize but it’s not beneficial to you or anybody else. To truly understand something, you have to be willing to see it for what it is. You can’t see something if your vision is blurred by misconception and preconceived ideas. Sometimes we don’t even realize we’re doing it because some ideas have become so ingrained in our mind that we don’t even question them. They go without saying.
Which is why asking questions is so effective. The more questions you ask, the clearer things become. Ask enough questions, and the world really begins to reveal itself.