Pete Scazzero on Assumptions

“Every time I make an assumption about someone without confirming it, I am at risk for believing a lie about this person.”


This is from a screenshot I’ve had in the *folder of ideas* for a long time. It’s interesting because this quote can kinda go in both directions; I read it meaning not to make negative assumptions about a person but really it can apply to positive assumptions as well. It makes me think about celebrity culture and how people can seem to have it all together but really we are just believing an assumption that’s been made about them. In that same way, it’s easy for me to assign negative assumptions to a person that acts a certain way when really they could be doing to most natural thing that a person in their circumstance would be expected to do but since I don’t know about them…I made an assumption…

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.