“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in”. Alan Alda
An assumption can be defined as anything that is accepted or believed to be true or is certain to happen, without proof. Assumptions are learned behaviour and often described as cognitive distortions; irrational beliefs that have become habituated because they have been reinforced over time. It’s very easy to lead your life never questioning anything that you have learned but assumptions damage our capacity to learn and to relate to others.