Monday, March 14, 2016

Assume the Position!


as·sump·tion
  1. 1.
    a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.

Is it dangerous to make assumptions? Absolutely! Our assumptions lead to prejudices and stereotypes that are carried out through our decision making power. We see this daily. People make assumptions based on what they hear and see. Often times going by what someone has created. 

True or false was one of the best lessons taught in school. Helping us to reason between what'st true and what's false. The realization of fact versus opinion. All sources of media give second hand accounts of something that has happened for the simple fact that if it's not live, we aren't there to experience it first hand. Live streaming has allowed us to be able to experience something first hand through mobile devices, TV's or electronic gadgets. However, speculation and misleading titles, quotes and information also lead to people making assumptions about what, why and how something happened. Be aware! 


What do assumptions lead to? 

Judgement 
Prejudices 
Injustices 
Gossip 
Lies

It's always important to remember the Golden Rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Don't make assumptions about others, because it hurts when it's done to you. 

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