“Assumptions are dangerous things.” ~ Agatha Christi
I am not perfect. I am not a reporter. I read news accounts, several different versions of the same story, before I form an opinion. If I feel the need to express that opinion I will write a post.
That said, on occasion mistakes are made often times due to assumptions. I assumed something to be fact this week, and that assumption skewed the meaning of all the news accounts I had read.
These past two days I’ve written about Donald Trump’s visit to Houston. Today I read something that made me question everything.
What? That’s the Kennedys at Cape Cod?
Okay, hold on, I found proof:
Hmm… it’s not raining there.
This is what Houston looks like:
I back tracked and reviewed all the news paper headlines from the past couple of days and they only say “Trump Visits Texas.”
I took that to mean he visited Houston. So why would he tweet that he had seen a first hand account?
I apologize to my readers whom I may have misled unintentionally by my own ignorant assumption of the meaning of a Trump tweet.
As was mentioned in a comment to Michael Moore’s tweet…
In closing I find there is a lesson here:
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” ~Abraham H. Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being
What? That doesn’t apply here?
How about this:
“Terror made me cruel” ~ Emily Bronte