Jumping to conclusions and getting ahead of ourselves. Why do we do that??

@miamilady (4924)
United States
February 7, 2009 6:18pm CST
This is too funny! I just did something that was done to me without even noticing til it was too late! So, heres what happened. I started a discussion. I felt like someone jumped to a conclusion about ME or my discussion. I told them that I felt they did that. Then imedeiately after that I read another response and then I jumped to a conclusion without reading the entire reply! Duh! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, huh? Why do we do that?? For me, I guess I got fired up and just reacted a little to quickly. Has that ever happened to you? When you realize it, do you go back and apologize or try to correct it? Or do you maintain or position out of pride?
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I have not had that happen to me yet, although I have been misunderstood in my discussions before. I just went and tried to clarify what I had meant. If I did jump to a conclusion and then realized that I had been wrong in my defense, I would probably go back and apologize for misunderstanding or for jumping to a conclusion. I think when we are wrong the best thing to do is just apologize rather than going on and on laying out justifications and defenses. Life is to short, just apologize and get it over with, that is how I fee about it.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
8 Feb 09
I train try not to jump to conclusions, and rarely do so, this best way to handle a situation that you are not sure of here on mylot is to ask the person what they meant by the statement, then you will know for sure.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
10 Feb 09
We all do that sometimes. We jump to the first thing we see without always knowing all the facts. That is why there is the phrase "I'm sorry". I have been guilty like all of us and have to learn to think before we speak.
• India
10 Feb 09
This has happened to me many times but my timid nature has saved me. I am really a contradictory person extraordinaire (I think God made only one sample like me)…so if I have jumped to conclusion and thought bad about a person and have berated him/her under my breath, I rarely had the courage to go ahead and speak out loudly…good for me, by now no bone in my body would have stayed intact! Regarding mylot, I have made a complete fool of myself many times. I have read maybe one or two lines of a discussion, liked what I read and immediately started framing the response. All done and complete and when I go to post, something tells me to take a second look and there I go again…its actually something totally different than what I understood!
• United States
10 Feb 09
No I don't jump to conclusions but I have gone into a rant and thought afterward i was a little too harsh. But one of those posts got best response,so what do I know.But I did thank them for the best response and apologized for being too harsh.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Hi miamilday! Yes, it had happened to me most of the time before and I am just glad that I am not too hasty in everything that I do now. However, if I know that I jumped into conclusions without really getting to read everything or hear everything, I do apologize. I am trying my best to be careful now since I don't like hurting or offending anyone. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
9 Feb 09
This happens even within my own house when I am talking to my husband. I immediately realise that I just jumped to some conclusion on account of a preconceived idea.If he is in a good mood and responsive to what I say then I would tell him why I did it.Normally, I have this habit of explaining things/my stand etc,,.Or,I would tell him later. If it is others , I try not to jump to conclusions and react beforE the other person has said whatever he/she has to say fully. I have realised that this is a habit which we have to cultivate and I try hard to do so.