It is another Wednesday!! Don’t you just dislike when people make assumptions that are so far from the truth? I most certainly do:)
What are assumptions anyway? “Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct and you can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble” – Lemony Snicket
So why do we do it? It is almost like we meet someone today and automatically have assumptions about who they are, what they do and so much more. The problem with that is we start to believe that our assumptions are the truth. We act on them like they are golden and factual! We even share them with others.
Let’s get personal for a quick minute. Sometimes, people meet me and without even saying a word to me assume that I am a certain way which is almost always different from who I am in reality. Oh she seems like a snob. Oh she thinks she is this or that! The problem with assumption is that you don’t see the full picture. Have you ever met people who think they know you based on their assumptions of who they think you are? Most times we go around believing our assumptions are reality. But they are usually wrong.
Imagine how easier life would be if we made less assumptions and instead asked questions. Less drama, less arguments ! More peace:)
Let’s be realistic. People are always going to make assumptions about who you are, your life & your capabilities. Whilst you can’t control that, you can control your reactions to wrong assumptions people make. I used to get so irritated whenever people did that. I was always like why can’t you just ask questions. Why do you have to assume everything? Now I have a different approach. I usually correct it if it is serious. Whenever it is something trivial, I just let it slide. Instead of going around making assumptions about everyone around you or situations, ask questions. Find out what you want to know. Why deal in assumptions when you can deal in certainties?
Can you relate to today’s posts? Are you the person who makes assumptions about everything and everyone? Why do you think people assume so much? Let me know in the comments section.
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