Most things in life are rarely what they seem to be.
However, we act constantly every day on these impressions we form of people, situations and so on, without pausing to be curious. We form judgements, often based on nothing much or what others tell us.
We could choose to pause and ask, is this really true? Is this really what this person means? That means switching the autopilot off and letting go of the judgements we all carry.
We all make assumptions about things and a great deal of those assumptions are often not based on very much and are made out of habit.
We often make judgements and assumptions before even interacting based on appearance or even something we’ve been told by others.
What if we challenged our assumptions? What if we choose to believe the opposite and to take the alternative view?
Then it would be interesting to see how the interactions with that person would change.
It’s worth a try, after all, what have we to lose by approaching someone differently?
Maybe we could even choose to seek people who we’d previously assumed we’d never want to speak with. Then there are possibilities in life that we would have never discovered.