If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.
I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love.
(Miguel Ruiz, born 27 August 1952, Sun in Virgo, Moon in Scorpio)
Being happy or unhappy – is that really the most important thing? Knowing the truth would be a different kind of happiness – a more satisfying kind, I think, even if it turned out to be a sad kind.
(Ira Levin, born on 27 August 1929, Sun in Virgo, Moon in Taurus, American writer)
Image: “Glass tears” by Man Ray, born 27 August 1890, Sun in Virgo, Moon in Capricorn