Don’t jump to conclusions, there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw. – Proverbs 25:8
How many times do we jump to conclusions about what we saw or heard about? Very often, right? Maybe more than we like to admit it and probably much more than we actually know.
Jumping into conclusions is actually a psychological state where a person judges or decides something by just merely observing the situation without analyzing it properly. The people who jump into conclusions think about their opinions and merely care about knowing the real facts.
They refuse to analyze the situation and even refuse that it could actually have a good explanation. When a person is jumping to conclusions, they are probably drawing negative conclusions on the basis of their mere assumptions.
Human brains are the most extraordinary organ, and it has a tendency to simplify information under stressful conditions. We strangely categorize our daily experiences into extremes of good and bad, right and wrong and bright and dark! When we face such kind of situations, we mostly assume the extreme good or worst reason and act according to our decisions.
For example, if someone is behaving really bad and you are getting stung by something that he/she said or did, then before cursing and getting mad with that person; just try to stay calm and think about all the probable reasons for the way you are being treated like perhaps this person is having a hard time or suffering or having a bad phase.
By analyzing the situation, you will not be helping that person; instead, you will be saving yourself from the pain of anger and hatred. Analyzing a situation and thinking of a probable good reason for it helps in improving our social life and emotional health.
So, it will be wise not to assume and jump into conclusions. We must take time to know the facts and discover what is really going on. In life, we often prefer to jump to conclusions and that’s a human tendency to do so.
However, that often leads to misinterpretations and misjudgment of a circumstance which should not have happened otherwise. It is always important to analyze a situation properly and remain calm in such a situation. Only after you are able to figure out the right reason, you should decide all that is to be done!