Assumptions. Ever heard the phrase that ASSUME -ing makes an Ass out of U and ME.
I don’t like assumptions because they tend to based on PAST behaviors or interactions. It is hard to feel respected when assumptions are made about you or others. Most of all, they hurt because they can be a judgement. A judgment that could have been avoided with some honesty.
Assumptions hurt even more when they are from people you were close with or shared similar experiences with. When I hear this, immediately I start judging myself and worrying about how others view me. We already live in this realm of judgement and comparison, no need to bring that focus there yet again.
No lie, we are all guilty of making assumptions but when someone makes one about you it hits home and reminds me once again to be mindful of my words. Mindful of my actions. Who knew one text could make me coil inside and feel so bad about myself? Bad about something I shouldn’t have to justify or defend. Bad because it wasn’t true.
Question: What are one of those life reminders you always keep in mind? What helps you remember to not make assumptions?