Life Lessons: Jumping to Conclusions

Life Lessons: Jumping to Conclusions


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by Gary Petty

Submitted March 12, 2013

Winding road


A man was driving down a winding country lane when he came around a sharp curve and almost hit a car that was swerving all over the road.  He jerked the wheel as he barely missed it.  As they passed, the erratic driver shouted out the window, “Pig!”

Angrily the man managed to yell back, “Cow!”

For a brief moment, the man felt smug with his quick response.  He then sped around the next curve and slammed headlong into a large pig standing in the middle of the road.

How many times have you reacted in anger only to find out later that things were quite different from what you originally perceived?

King Solomon wrote three thousand years ago, “A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult” (Proverbs 12:16A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
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Before losing your temper and jumping to conclusions, calm down, find out what is really going on, and you just might miss hitting a pig standing in the middle of the road.


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Retired USN BS Degree
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