“Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.”
― Marshall McLuhan
The largest problem with assumptions is not who they may or may not make asses out of but that their shelf life seems so limited. Most of the time we at least pay lip service to the fact that our assumptions are only hypothesis, best guesses as to the nature of reality. After all what are assumptions but the bridges we build across chasms of the unexplained? All too often tho our assumptions don’t quite fill the gap that we intend them too and we fight to defend them just knowing somehow we can make them stretch. This is a fool’s game at best. Assumptions are made to be disposable because there is always something better.
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