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50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

We can make wrong assumptions about almost anything in life. Sometimes we make mistakes from them, sometimes they misguide us and sometimes we can even use them as an excuse. They can be misleading or sometimes even irrational. There are assumptions about anything from work ethics, mathematics and even relationships and happiness. Here are fifty of the most common misassumptions. Perhaps you have heard these or even said some yourself.

  1. Just ignore it the problem will go away.
  2. he person next to me is better off!
  3. I have enough time for exam, I will start studying tomorrow.
  4. I am being perfectly logical and fair and everyone that disagrees with me is just plain stupid.
  5. They have the right to be loved.
  6. Quick to attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance.
  7. My moral system is the social norm, if you don’t agree with me, something is wrong with you.
  8. Rational persuasions are persuasive.
  9. Being in a relationship gives you the right of ownership of your partner.
  10. Things will work out.
  11. They have sufficient informational for a rational decision.
  12. What is important to them is as important to others.
  13. The grass is greener on the other side.
  14. I can get a partner as long as I’m smart and attractive and friendly.
  15. It will not happen to me. One day, they will be wrong.
  16. There are no lessons to be learned from history.
  17. We all believe to be a bit smarter than somebody else, specially when our ego is involved.
  18. We are free and we can be completely free, in thinking, behavior and actions…
  19. The reward comes later.
  20. I am not appreciated because no one has told me recently.
  21. The harder you chase, the closer you get.
  22. You can balance things by taking revenge.
  23. Having more money can make them happy forever.
  24. Having fun costs money.
  25. I am important and I am right.
  26. Everything happens for a reason.
  27. Finding your true self is an on-going and endless process.
  28. Any assumption made is wrong.
  29. Love is respite to every other problem in life.
  30. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
  31. Society watches you closely on whatever you do.
  32. Good times will eventually come.
  33. If I do this, people will think I am wrong.
  34. All eyes are on you.
  35. We can own something out there.
  36. We all are here to conquer something.
  37. Everyone is having an affair or cheating on their partner.
  38. We are making it up as we go along, some better than others.
  39. People are always completely to blame for their own actions regardless of the situation.
  40. You can fake it to make it, when there is someone else who will readily do it with more talent.
  41. My girlfriend splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I didn’t marry her and end up in a divorce.
  42. My wife splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing we don’t have children yet. Could have been far more stickier.
  43. My wife who I have children with splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I’m not too old to remain single for the rest of my life.
  44. Everyone else is paying close attention to everything you do and judging you for it.
  45. They have been perfectly clear, so the onus of understanding is on the listener.
  46. Someone else will take responsibility.
  47. People often attribute the behavior of others to personality, while justifying their own behavior.
  48. We know what we’re talking about.
  49. Data is normally distributed.
  50. Functions are continuous.

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8 Powerful Reasons to Love Your Enemies

8 Powerful Reasons to Love Your Enemies

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain differences in your characters and events have led to that. Other times, some people end up hating you for apparently no reason at all.

Regardless of how you got this enemy, as opposed to the paradigm of fighting fire with fire, consider the following reasons and see why you should actually appreciate your enemies. This article will show you not only how to not be bothered by your enemies, but how to actually foster love for them.

Read on to learn the secret.

1. It’s a practical lesson in anger management

To be honest, your enemies are the best people to help you understand your sense of anger management. When it might be true that your enemies have a way of bringing out the worst in you as regards anger, it is also true that they can help you in your quest to have that anger managed. You can’t get truly angry at someone you love and it is only in that time when you get truly annoyed that you learn how to manage it.

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Anger management is more effective when it is in practice and not in theory

Your enemies are like the therapists who you need, but actually don’t want. Inasmuch as you might want to hate them, they provide you an opportunity to control the anger impulse that you have.

2. It’s an opportunity for healthy competition

You might not know it, but your enemies make for great rivals as they help harness the competitor in you (sometimes, you might not even know or bee conversant with this competitive side until you come across an adversary). You get the right motivation to compete and this can go a long way to spur you to victory.

However, while doing so, it is also essential that you remember not to become a worse version of yourself while competing. Working against an adversary is tricky, and you need to ensure that you don’t cause harm to yourself or your morals in the process. Healthy competition is all you need to get out of this.

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3. Their negative comments can help you make a breakthrough

It is true that your enemies never really have much good to say about you. However, in as much as they might be talking out of a place of hate, there might be some truth to what they’re saying.

To wit, whenever you hear something mean or nasty from an enemy, you might want to take a step back and evaluate yourself. There is a chance that what this enemy is saying is true and coming to face that fact is a major step in helping you to become a better person overall. This is another testament to the fact that enemies can be therapists in their own way.

4. Enemies can also be powerful allies

Loving your enemies can also mean making an effort to interact and make peace with them. In the end, if you are able to establish some common ground and patch things up, you’ll have succeeded in making another friend. And who doesn’t need friends?

This can also help you in working with people in the long run. You get to hone your inter-personal skills, and that can be a big plus to your ledger.

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5. It gives you the ability to realize positivity

In a multitude of negativity, a speck of positivity always seems to find its way through.

Sometimes, a knowledge of the fact that you have enemies will also help you to focus on the many positives and good things that are in your life. A lot of times, we neglect what really matters in life. This can be due to being overly concerned with the enemies we have.

However, it is also possible for this acknowledgement to spur you to take a step back and appreciate the goo things (and people who surround you).

6. There might just be a misunderstanding

Sometimes, the reason why you have an enemy might be something very innocuous. You might not have known the cause of this fractured relationship and your enemy will help complete the picture.

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Simply approaching them will help you to understand the reason for the fracture. This, in turn, can help you to work towards healing your relationship moving forward. Misunderstandings happen, and you need to be able to work around them.

7. You learn to appreciate love as well

A constant reminder of the fact that there are enemies will also help you not to take those who love you for granted. Love and hate are two opposing emotions and it is possible for one to momentarily overshadow the other.

However, while you’ll always have enemies, there will also always be people who love you. These people need to be appreciated for what they do for you. Never let the hate projected to you from your enemies take the place of that.

8. Do you really need the hate?

The truth is that enemies bring only toxic emotions and generate bad reactions from you. If you’re truly to live a prosperous life, you can’t really be carrying all this baggage around.

Hate is bad and you should try all you can to get rid of it. It is a well-known fact that nobody can get really far in life while carrying a lot of emotional baggage. Well, hate is the biggest form of emotional baggage there is.

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