The Four Agreements - Chapter Four: The Third Agreement Summary & Analysis

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Don’t Make Assumptions

When we make assumptions, it is a trap. We tend to believe our assumptions represent the truth. The big false dream is based on people taking things personally and making assumptions. Fear drives us to make assumptions. We don’t want to confirm that we’re stupid and ask a “dumb” question for clarification. We make an assumption to fill that void and avoid perceived exposure. “Assumptions set us up for suffering.” (65)

The brain fog, or mitote chaos, leads us to see and hear only what we want to see and hear. Dreams are destroyed when they are based on assumptions. When the truth is revealed the dreamer is devastated. Making assumptions about your relationship can strike a fatal blow. The parties each assume what the others think and believe they are in agreement with each...

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