Monday, January 24, 2011

Assumptions

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~Henry Winkler


You all know the expression, when you assume you make an a*s out of you and me.
Just imagine a world without false assumptions. Imagine how different the relationships in your life would be if assumptions weren’t part of the equation.

Are you guilty of assuming too much?

10 comments:

  1. Yes, very guilty! It is so easy to jump to false conclusions! My biggest challenge is emails - you can't read the "tone" so it is easy to assume someone is being testy or rude or who knows what. I hope you all have a great week.

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  2. I am terrible about assuming that hubs is thinking something when he's actually not. It's hard for me to fathom, since my brain is going 24/7 - but he actually has moments when he's just not thinking about a darn thing. I accuse him of harboring some deep seeded issue and then it gets me in trouble. LOL Boys are so weird. How can they NOT be thinking something? LOL

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  3. Me too, I am guilty and yes sometimes I totally look S. when my out of this world assumptions are not true. But, I have to say I am getting a lil better with it...I'm trying to really look at the facts before hand, at least I think I'm getting better, any way, lol.
    Madison

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  4. Guilty as charged. However, I am getting sooo much better. I catch myself "judging/assuming/whatever" and in a split second I come back to reality and start anew. It's amazing how refreshing it can be to just step back.

    PS - Love the pic! How pretty!

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  5. I think women in nautre assume more than men??! I know that my wheels will be turning and he's thinking about ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! ha! I've gotten better at this over the years...I follow, "things aren't always what they seem" because I used to be quick to judge and now I hardly do that AT ALL. As I've said before, my 30's are turning me into a far better person :)

    Have a great night!

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  6. Another good one TV! Assumptions can be so hurtful. I have had people assume in my direction and all I have to say is that they do not know the whole picture. I am careful about not assuming, although I think we all do it at times. I know that there is so much more to people than we will ever know and it is not nice to make assumptions. Assumptions that come along with judgements are really not good. I think that happens far too often and it can really hurt people and definately hurt a relationship. Have a great night my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  7. Yes, guilty is the word. Assumptions seem to come all too naturally and I need to make a conscious effort to look from the other person's point of view so I don't assume I know exactly what they're talking about. This means listening attentively and asking questions. It's harder to do when I'm tired and in a rush.

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  8. Assumptions are definitely dangerous. I think assumptions tend to be the result of poor communication in relationships, something we're all guilty of once in a while!

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  9. I try my hardest not to assume, to wait until I have all of the facts but i think we all fall a little. Thank you for this post and reminding me of assumptions. Sometimes we need a little push or a kick in the bum :)

    Love,
    Katie

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  10. I would probably have more friends! I assume all kinds of stuff about everyone.

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