Assume Others Mean Well

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Imagine you walk into a room and you begin a conversation with some of your peers. During your conversation someone mentions a type of ice cream and some jerk throws out a pretty offensive statement. They openly ask you, “Have you tried the ice cream they are talking about? I know how you like your sweets.”

Are you insulted?

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7 thoughts on “Assume Others Mean Well

  1. Yes! This is it exactly! So many times when we feel offended it’s because of internal issues we have, a lot of the times the other person doesn’t mean ill towards us. We have to let go and stop letting ourselves be the victim. And, if the other person does mean ill towards us, well you are so right – that’s their issue! 🙂

  2. Great post. Applying it to email and other electronic conversations would saves folks so much frustration and anxiety. Thanks for sharing the wisdom. Blessings.

  3. […] Holden offered a good reminder in his post, “Assume Others Mean Well.” I appreciate his conclusion where he writes, “Assuming others mean well means, your […]

  4. onethousandworlds says:

    I really liked this post! Helps you clear your heart a little bit. 🙂

  5. sudebaker says:

    Yes! Thank you for the post and the follow 🙂

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