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My Favorite Quotation is by Isaac Asimov

by Emma
(France)

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in."
- Isaac Asimov

I love this quote, because it sums up everything wrong with our society. We are so judgmental because we're blinded by our preconceived ideas of what the world should look like, without trying to look more closely into things.


STEVE RESPONSE:

Thanks for your favourite quote suggestion. My response? Yes, indeed.

And another person that saw the human condition the same way, many hundreds of years later, was Anaïs Nin (though she may have borrowed them from an earlier time):

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
- Anaïs Nin

And thus has it always been.

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The key to letting go of assumptions, though, is to let go of believing what you think in the first place. (Assumptions are merely thoughts, after all.) As I share in this piece on my sister site, SMNash.com...
http://www.smnash.com/i-think-therefore-i-am/

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