Many a good rule in life can be expressed in this formula: just because… doesn’t mean…
Just because I disagree with you doesn’t mean I hate you.
Just because I agree with you doesn’t mean I like you.
The converse is also true. Just because I hate you doesn’t mean I disagree with everything you believe in.
Now, how about something outrageous? Just because someone eats dog meat doesn’t mean he’s an asshole.
These little rules can be linked to a phenomenon called “fundamental attribution error” — our tendency to call someone an entitled bitch for their rude behavior in a supermarket, but quickly proclaim “I was just having a bad day” when we display similar behavior (aka I’m generally a kind person).
We’re indeed a pretty funny species.