Assumptions. I make them. You make them. Everyone makes them. 

These are an eternal necessity in our ever changing world. With nothing being constant, to achieve a certain goal, you have to rely on your assumptions.

And with so much riding on the assumptions you make, it will be most important to make an intelligent assumption. Assumption which is backed by correct and critical information. Assumption which would ideally yield you to expected result.

Assumptions during uncertain circumstances are a necessity, but assumptions on needless topics are certainly unwarranted. And in most cases, assumptions on such needless situations are wrong. 

Realistic Assumptions

It will be most worthwhile to recollect some important quotes about assumptions


"Assumptions are the termites of relationships."
~~ Henry Winkler

“We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.”
~~ Stephen R. Covey 

"I don't know. People always think that there has got to be a dark side to everyone, a closet with skeletons, demons under the bed. People think all kinds of things about one another. They feel compelled to make up fears and false assumptions about their closest friends. Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candor."
~~ Tom Hanks 

“What can be done with fewer assumptions is done in vain with more”
~~ Author Unknown


It's better to end the post on a lighter note. Let's have a look at some cartoons to understand a few things about assumptions.

Failed Assumptions

Assumed Assumptions

Assumptions Assumptions Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Sunday, July 24, 2011 Rating: 5


  1. Even assumptions prompted me to start News Not Making News.

    Lovely quotes :)

    Weakest Link

  2. haha yeh nice what is the way out to avoid making assumptions at the first place?..I will go for "open mind" but then there are precautions too u got to be thinking of both sides,,you never know what an approaching stranger can bring for you!

  3. Quotes and cartoons = awesome!

    BTW how do you come up with such diverse topics?

    ....Here I Am!

  4. @Rachit - Great to know about your idea :)

    @Mishi - Yes, an open mind is a nice policy. And yes, we can hope that a stranger brings what you want :)

    @Vijay - The idle mind helped me with the topic :-)