“An assumption is something that you don’t even know you’re making.”
I heard someone say this, but I can’t remember who
A lot of people’s beliefs, whether religious, political, or even personal, are based upon assumptions. An assumption is a willingness to accept something as true without question or proof.
People make assumptions every day. I know that I do. I assume that when I go to sleep at night, I’ll wake up in the morning. I don’t know that for a fact, but I just believe it to be true. I assume that when I get into my car to drive someplace, I won’t get into an accident. I assume that when I buy a head of romaine lettuce at the grocery store, it won’t be infected with E. coli bacteria that will make me sick.
Am I consciously making these assumptions? Do I even know that I’m making them? Well, yes, if I think about them, I suppose I’m conscious of having made them, but it’s really not something I give a whole lot of thought to.
It’s sort of like the tinnitus (ringing in my ears) that I’ve had for years. It’s always there, but unless I think about it, I hardly notice it. I think it’s the same way with assumptions.
What about you? Do you know when you’re making assumptions?
Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.