Fifteen Assumptions That Might Be Useful To Make

7 Mar

1. Assume that you are loved.

2. Assume that those who love you find some kind of value in you and the things you do.

3. Assume, however, that you don’t need to be valuable in order to be worthy of love.

4. Assume that there is no one out there keeping a tally of all of your failings, ready to throw it in your face when you’re either feeling too good or too awful about yourself.

5. Assume that if anyone actually is keeping a tally of all your failings, that act says more about them than it does about you.

6. Assume that you can’t make all of the people happy all of the time; maybe not even some of the people some of the time.

7. Assume that you will, over the course of your life, sometimes anger or disappoint the people you love.

8. Assume that when this happens, it isn’t the end of the world, even if that’s what it feels like.

9. Assume that there is never an end to learning, or growing, or discovering.

10. Assume that you will always find a way out, even when all the doors slam shut and everything feels impossible.

11. Assume that sometimes earnestness and optimism can trump irony and cynicism.

12. Assume that it’s possible to recapture the way you felt when you were young, how the perfect clockwork mechanism of the universe used to leave you breathless and giddy with wonder.

13. Assume that there will always be more stories to tell, or at the very least new ways of reinterpreting old fables.

14. Assume that nothing is permanent, that someday even the sun will disappear; remember that everything we see and touch and taste is made of stars that grew and pulsed and died long before this planet ever existed.

15. Assume that you are under some kind of obligation to make the world a better place.

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259 Responses to “Fifteen Assumptions That Might Be Useful To Make”

  1. OyiaBrown March 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  2. warda Ch March 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    wonderful.,… love it…

  3. happyfamily2 March 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    http://www.help911.tk

  4. katekingsley89 March 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Beautiful!

  5. vaweber March 17, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Perfect–a lovely reminder.

  6. futurebegonia8 March 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Love it.. thanks

  7. C. C. Cedras March 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Reblogged this on Stilettos, Stoli & Scribbles and commented:
    These are thoughts and aspirations that I wish we’d thought of, but we’re smart enough to share them here at SS&S. The Belle Jar is a wonderful blog — you should check it out! What do YOU think? What are some other useful assumptions we should make?

  8. Mentil Mind March 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Wo-o-oh! This is so friggin true. I love the way that this can almost come across as conceited but the way in which you write it saves your butt

  9. hdfloyd73 March 20, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    This is Beautiful! <3

  10. harlimae March 20, 2013 at 7:44 am #

    Awesome :)

  11. xdanigirl March 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on TheLifeandTimesofaMom and commented:
    What wonderful thoughts to live by!

  12. Mark Spencer March 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Reblogged this on Musings of a Mis-Fit and commented:
    Though we may KNOW these things, we often fail to remember them.

  13. paulbowler March 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    That’s awesome!

  14. Charlie March 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Rags To Riches Story and commented:
    Well written, and very true.

  15. reikipixie March 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Reblogged this on 2souls1unicycle.

  16. reikipixie March 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    love this! – reblogged it on http://www.2souls1unicycle.com

  17. bttcwjudi March 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Thank you

  18. Marci Wise March 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Love it! You made my day with this one!

  19. chicmomdiaries2013 March 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Amazing, I must say I’m printing this and just hanging in front of my desk. Thank you!

  20. Project Deeds March 27, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    This is just great!.Especially #9. If we are not learning/growing then what the heck are we doing with our time. Do you think that this assumption has to be intentional?

    Congrats on Freshly Pressed

  21. artwyrd March 27, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Reblogged this on WyrdSmithing and commented:
    Things I need to be reminded of on a fairly frequent basis … nicely done Belle Jar.

  22. Another Bloody Actor April 8, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    Reblogged this on Another Bloody Actor and commented:
    Exactly what I need to read right now.

  23. Scott Oosterom April 15, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Reblogged this on A Day In The Life Of Scott.

  24. kizrak April 25, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    Reblogged this on [http://kayenkler.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/fifteen-assumptions-that-might-be-useful-to-make/]

  25. OrganisedClutter May 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Number 15: it should be mandatory that everyone assumes this because then the world will be a better place. Clever assumptions!

  26. ThePeopleIHaveSleptWith September 26, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    Very inspiring !

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