Assumptions hide our ignorance from us

When we’re aware of our ignorance, we give ourselves the opportunity to learn. Assumptions make our ignorance secret even from ourselves.

Today, pick an assumption to challenge. Give it a hard look. Are you sure? Talk to three friends you think might challenge you. Share your assumption and see what they think. Better, find someone you know assumes exactly the opposite and open a dialogue.

Assumptions challenged become either opinions or beliefs, but they stop being unexamined “truth” guiding our life without proper thought.