Assumptions are the termites of relationships. (Henry Winkler, American actor and director)

Assumptions are often our guesses at something we don’t know for sure. We often assume things about others on the basis of scant evidence or the influence of others’ opinions. Sometimes, even when our suppositions are wrong, we can’t shake them off, and our relationships suffer. Better not to jump to conclusions without the facts.

Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish (Proverbs 18:13).