A noun meaning a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. Synonyms: supposition, presumption, and speculation.
Hmm. Funny thing about assumptions. We make them all of the time. And they get us into trouble. Or, at least, they do me.
I was talking to someone not long ago about the fact that I feel that I think differently than most people. Others have been quick to verify that I'm correct in that assumption (lol!). I do think differently. Some might call it strange. That is the meaning of the name Barbara, after all. A stranger. :)
It truly does get me in trouble sometimes, because when I'm in a situation, I assume that others are having the same reaction to it as I am. That they are thinking like me. Then I'll realize that they are not at all.
Like, for example, the self-absorbed woman in Stranger Number Two. I felt sorry for her and her unha...
I was reading something today online and I followed a link that took me to another site, which is not what I usually do. The new site was Disney related and looked safe enough, but I don't do a lot of wandering into unfamiliar territory when online, which is ironic since I expect new people to come visit my website every day. :)
Anyway, the site had multiple ads, which is not really my cup of tea, but for some it pays the bills, so I get it. The ad said this:
'Free tool shows you which friend dislikes you.'
...and then there was an arrow to click on. I didn't, so I can't tell you where it went or what it wanted to prompt me to do or buy. But I did sit there for several seconds looking at it.
Huh? Isn't that an oxymoron? Like giant shrimp. Or virtual reality. A friend who dislikes you?
It got me thinking. I was thinking of what I know of friendship. Of things that I've known for a long time, and of things that I've learned more recently....