I assume so much.
I am old enough to not assume anything but here I am assuming so much. You can never assume because you make an ass out of u and me seems to ring true.
This comes down to every post, every social media entry, and to people. We assume someone will like our post, our blogs, and us for that matter because we think something is interesting or get lots of likes.
I assumed when I wrote the story of The Old Man, people would love the fact that I helped someone. Yet some of the comments were rather negative.
Why did I record it?
First of all, when I met the old man on the street, he was not a bum. He had a home and lived with his family. However, I felt like I could help him.
When I saw him, I sat down beside him and chatted for a bit and bought some food at the local street food stand. I assumed we became friends and as we chatted, he told me where he was from, it is Bayuwanghi which is not far from Bali. He told me how old he was, and we got to know each other.
Then I gave $10.
I gave him a bit of money and he said thank you. With this, I can eat for 5 days. I assume that was lost in the content of the video or people didn’t watch all of it.
What is with the negative comments? Oh, because I am a Bule, slang for white man, and because every white man is rich and all, right? Well, that is not the point. The point is I am helping so many people for free. That is not the point either. The point is, I gave some money to a person in need. I made someone smile and we had a great chat. This is what it was all about for me. I was acting in the moment at that time. I happen to want to and need to create content and I need to write for my blog to keep my promise of writing 365 blogs and complete my year.
It Has Changed Me.
When I decided to write the blogs, I never thought about how hard it would be. At the same time, I never thought about how it would change me.
I assumed it would be easy. I assumed people would read my stories and help me reach 200 followers on my blog. I assumed all that and that was wrong.
Never assume anyone gives a shit. Never assume anyone cares about what YOU have to say. I made it a personal goal for me to do this and this has guided me in a very different direction in my life. I will once more assume that no one reads this…However, I don’t care because I am achieving an amazing goal I set out for myself.