Un(u)sual Assumptions

  • Everyone assumes allergies or sickness upon a sneeze.

  • Everyone assumes a tech maladroit for owning an old cell phone.

  • Everyone assumes guilt before innocence, even though the legal system believes otherwise.

  • Everyone assumes that prayer increases their chances of luck.

  • Everyone assumes that life goes on.

All of these assumptions might be true, especially if they work for you. People need a certainty bias even when they know it might be false.

Assumptions leave little chance for divergent thinking. What if your initial thought just wasn’t the case?

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.