Everyone Has a Story

Everyone has reasons for doing what they do and if I assumed what they were I’d probably be wrong. I love the quip that, “Assume makes a ‘[jerk]’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’” (replace ‘[jerk]’ with the first three letters of the word); I love the quip because it’s true! Assuming makes me look like an idiot who has no idea. It’s better to know than to assume.

My philosophical mind says that assuming causes me to judge based on the unknown whereas knowing causes me to give freedom. I tell myself to stop assuming and just know. When not knowing I say to myself, “Stay out of it.” I try to stay in my lane, think good things and be kind.

March 5, 2019