One of the universal truths people are confronted with is that others cannot read their minds.
Another is that there is never enough time to question everything someone says or does.
To close the gap, people use interpretation and assumptions.
They don’t know and find an answer or explanation.
It helps in many of our day-to-day tasks.
However, interpretations and assumptions disrupt the foundation of living together.
It is how people stay apart and avoid seeing the other as he is. They see what they imagine.
What would serve them is an ability to notice when an interpretation or assumption doesn’t provide the answer the other person would give. Getting there is a difficult task, especially when people’s frame of reference varies, which is always the case.
A less effective reaction is “Nobody told me.” How could they have known?