Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Taking For Granted = Subliminal Assumptions

EVERYBODY assumes. It is how we function in life. 'Assuming' really shouldn't have a negative connotation (Re: "When you assume, you make an 'ass of u and me'"). Assumptions are just conclusions. Some are backed by more experience/knowledge than others. So, the solution to 'bad' assumptions is education and communication.

 - Writing this stuff because I haven't seen it before. -

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quote: I'd Rather People Think I Think They're Dumb, Than Confirm It.

The title is just a shorter version for easy consumption. The following extended quote explains just a little more:

"I'd rather people think I think they're dumb, than to confirm I think they are."

This came up when I was trying to explain something. I either had to assume they didn't know something "basic", or ask them if they knew of the said something that was "common knowledge".

A way to combat this: http://xkcd.com/1053/