Jumping To Conclusions
June 18, 2017 9:36pm CST
First impressions aren't always good ones. And, sometimes people jump to conclusions. I think this happens a lot online too. You can think you know someone and then they say something that blows you right out of the water. I really think that asking questions is a good idea here. Did you mean this or that? Am I right in surmising that you........? Life goes by so fast now days. Things happen, things are said, etc. But, if you first ask if you are right in what you are thinking, before jumping to conclusions things may go better for all involved. Communication is important.
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• Centralia, Missouri
this can be even harder online, since we cannot hear tone, see body language (perhaps a good lesson in what it's like to have one of various that messes with one's ability to understand said things like autism or asperghers)
• United States
It is sometimes hard to know what someone is saying if you cannot see their face. I would rather as politely what they meant before jumping to the conclusion. Many times it is just that they stated something in a way that is not clear to me.
We are often guilty of stereotyping people we meet for the first time. Online we form conclusions base on what they write and the opinions they express. Both situation do not give an accurate account of what the person is really like. Only time and further interaction can do that.