This morning I got a message from a Whatsap group I belonged to and I decided to open and read… It was a word in the topic of the write up that got me curious to read- lAssumptions”
Assumption, I learnt as an educationist is the lowest form of intelligence. Don’t you know what happened if you aren’t sure! Take your take to be sure of what really happened if you must give your final judgement about any person, situation or event… I’d hope this gets into someone to stop the act of assumption on everything including giving judgement
THE TRAGEDY OF ASSUMPTION
“A few days ago, I went to an event, a house-warming ceremony.
When I entered the compound, I saw some elders I knew sitting in one corner. I went up to them and started to greet them one after the other.
I shook their hands, even with the ones I didn’t know until I got to one man. I didn’t know him and when I extended my hand, he ignored it. After a few seconds, I withdrew the hand.
I felt very embarrassed and angry. Embarrassed for myself and angry at the man.
What was he feeling like, I thought. All those other men accepted my greeting, older men even. And to my knowledge, I hadn’t done anything wrong. I gave him a very scornful look, greeted the remaining men and went to take a seat.
Now, even after I sat down, I was still pissed. I kept stealing glances at the man to see how he would react to other people.
Then I saw it…
He was blind!!!
His eyes were open, but he couldn’t see at all! The other people who came to greet him had to touch him first, then take his hand if they wanted to shake hands with him.
Now my embarrassment level tripled. In addition to that, I felt stupid, very stupid. I was still angry, just angry at myself. I felt like that till I left the occasion.”
Assumption kills like poison. Any small thing, we assume…
Someone doesn’t pick our calls, we assume he or she is avoiding us or is up to something…
Someone doesn’t give us the money we asked for, we assume he or she is stingy and wicked…
Once we are turned or rejected, we start assuming…
We don’t put into consideration what the other party might be going through.
The guy that promised you money might get into a financial situation a day before he’s supposed to give you the money.
The person that didn’t pick your call was probably in a meeting or too busy at that moment, or even sleeping. He might not be in the mood to take your call.
But we just assume instead…because it’s easier and it tends to make us the good guys…
Give someone benefit of the doubt…..make an excuse for that person……
It’s not always as it seems…..
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