I guess that's the assumption under which we should constantly function, or less. At least in the sense that we are in danger of being deceived by our own inner "I"s all of the time. The larger the emotional reaction, the bigger the danger.Recently I found myself in a situation where I was told that I was not objective after relating an incident that had occurred in my immediate surroundings. So as a consequence, I acted under the assumption (some people call it a working hypothesis) that I was completely wrong about what I thought I had observed. Somehow, it took away the sting of the situation and I could act more spontaneously, keeping in mind that my own emotions had led me astray and giving the other party the benefit of the doubt. It truly made a difference, OSIT.
BTW, what does this OSIT mean? I keep seeing it and can't even find it on Google or anywhere.