Making wrong assumptions


After reading a friend’s blog today, I was thinking about the assumptions I make about other people.  He was talking about homelessness and how he has viewed homeless people.  I have to admit I’ve had similar views and experiences in that regard. 

 Then I started thinking about how my assumptions are sometimes wrong.  For example, I had avoided reading his blog because I assumed it would be overly religious and preachy, I mean his blog title is practicalproverbs…what was I supposed to think?  Totally  wrong assumption on my part.  His blog was well thought out, well written and very applicable to everyday life.  No preachiness at all.  How could I have assumed it would be otherwise?  I mean I’ve known this guy for years and years, I know what he’s like, I know he’s a good guy.  But I allowed my wrong assumptions to keep me from reading something that I ended up thoroughly enjoying.

So where else in my life am I allowing my wrong assumptions to keep me away from something that will be beneficial or enjoyable?  Something to think about, isn’t it?

7 Responses

  1. Well said. We’ll all guilty of that, some more than others…you know who I’m talking about. Ha!

  2. Let me say amen as well, however, I noticed as I’m in the fall of my life that I’ve become more open and less opinionated in some areas.
    I, too, have been pleasantly surprised when I’ve searched beyond my comfort zone and found some treasures. Wonderful message…

  3. It’s easy to stay on the road we’ve always taken, never venturing far from the unknown. It is nice to find the surprises, as mentioned by Carolyn Moon, when we get outside our comfort zone once in awhile. Your post does make one wonder what else we’re missing.

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