Check our assumptions

Twice in the last week, people have made assumptions about me, putting me on trial without a single question asked of me.

I was judged guilty both times.

Curiosity is a wonderful thing. 

Why did you do that, Christine?

Tell me what you have done in this area, Christine?

How did that experience affect you, Christine?

There is a brilliant segment from the wondrous TV series Ted Lasso, that explains this well.


Making assumptions is a form of domination. The position is taken by those assuming that they do know and there is no need to ask questions to establish if indeed they do. 

We all do it. I do. 

We might check our assumptions and be curious instead.

Photo Taken April 2nd 2024