Quickerbybiker Strat has hit upon a clever attitude to commute with. Ride as though you know all the other road users.
No matter how smugly self-righteous you are, it's hard to always ride absolutely without aggression, without cockiness, arrogance, impatience and intolerance.
But Strat has adopted this new approach of pretending all the other road users are people he knows. That way his behaviour has consequences in that it influences opinions of himself that he's actually bothered about. He says it works and he behaves himself better now.
The other thing Strat said and we talked rubbish was that motorists are not people. I think that's right too. I try to be srupulously not anti-motorists on this site but I still think it's fair comment to say that a motorist is not a person. They don't typically behave as people would, certainly not as friends would.