- Don’t make any assumptions.
- It is always better to ask questions than to make assumptions
- Assumptions predispose us to suffer.
The way the human mind works is extremely interesting. We have a need to justify, explain and understand everything in order to feel secure. We have millions of questions that need answers because there are so many things that the thinking mind cannot explain. When others tell us something, we make assumptions, and when they don’t tell us something, we make assumptions too, because we have to fulfill our need to know, so we use to replace communication with assumptions.
Often we create the assumption that our relatives know what we are thinking and that we don’t need to say what we actually want. We assume that they will do what we want because they know us well. When they don’t do what we assume, we feel hurt and say: “They should have known.” 🙂