When I forget to ask that question, when I "rush to judgement," I can easily find myself in an uncomfortable situation where I've made assumptions, often incorrect, about others.
Dialogue remains a choice, a willingness to engage in a conversation that allows us to unveil our inner thoughts and feelings, to begin a common journey of understanding, a mission focused on negotiating the treacherous assumptions human beings make.
Imagine if we were to simply have access to other's thoughts, emotions, their private spaces where they develop their thinking before it manifests as reason. Or worse, the raw communications that make reason possible, a series of premises upon which logic may be found upon.
Far better to engage in dialogue, to let others know what the facts are before they come up with their own story.
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