I Assume

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.


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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