We reveal our character in the assumptions we make about others. (Adam Grant, psychologist)
Grant continues, “If you think people are dishonest and selfish, you might be dishonest and selfish. Those beliefs are self-fulfilling prophecies: expect the worst in others, and you bring out the worst in them.” What if the contrary is true: expect the best of others, and you will bring out their best? Wouldn’t that be a happier way to live and enjoy other people?
The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing (Proverbs 10:28)