Day 2503: Don’t assume

To assume that I and I alone have all the answers is to eventually find myself entirely alone without any answers. — Craig D. Lounsbrough

I always assumed that everybody shared my love for overcast skies.  It came as a shock to find out that some people prefer sunshine.  — Glenn Gould

Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother. — Suzy Kassem

Before you assume try this crazy method called “asking.” —




I don’t assume there’s a song called “Don’t Assume.”  I’m going to ask YouTube about that.

It took a while, but I found “Don’t Assume” by Nichols’n’Nu (Maggie Nichols and Peter Nu).

Don’t assume that Maggie’s name is always spelled correctly on that album cover.

I don’t assume

  • what feelings or thoughts you have about this post or
  • whether you’ll leave a comment below.

Don’t assume that people know how much you appreciate them.  Thank them every day.


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21 thoughts on “Day 2503: Don’t assume

  1. Nicol for your thoughts, Maggie … Yikes, that’s a tough typo to take there, Ann. But I’m assuming one of the versions is a mistake, aren’t I?

  2. Assumption is fraught with peril, it leads to regret, missed opportunities and miscommunication. Great post. 🙂 PS – I share your fondness for clouds. Big hug and thank you.

  3. While archiving some old emails this morning I found this quote, which reminds me that we can never assume we know where we’ll find useful information.

    If there be such a thing as truth, it must infallibly be struck out by the collision of mind with mind. -William Godwin, philosopher and novelist (3 Mar 1756-1836)

  4. Assumptions aren’t good for anything, Ann 🙂

  5. I am curious about what inspired today’s topic.

    There is a Transit strike in my city this week. One of my kids has an exam at University this morning, and we are expecting – but not assuming — that he will try to bike in.

    • Thanks for asking rather than assuming, Maureen. I often think about how assumptions get us into trouble and two of my three photos were about assumptions so …. voila!

  6. I assume that music was not a huge commercial success!

  7. puella33

    People , at times , assume by first impressions instead of taking the time to further be acquainted …

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  9. I remember being a kid and watching the movie The Bad News Bears, and it was the first time I learned of the other meaning of ass-u-me 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Ann.

    • Randall, you can always assume that I am thinking about you with gratitude. Thank you, as always, for your beautiful blog and for this comment.

  10. I am very good at assuming, and have been on the wrong side of that street many times! Love this: “Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”

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