My brother likes to tell this story about his friend, who was very aware of his young son’s ability to stretch the truth and be dramatic.
During a play date, the 10 year old ran to his dad crying that his friend pushed him down and broke his glasses. Instead of dad getting all upset, he simply said, “What did you do right before you were pushed?” Without blinking an eye, the boy simply said, “I punched him, but two wrongs don’t make a right.”
Although this is a funny story, I believe that we tend to jump to conclusions without hearing the entire story.
Perhaps the next time you are about to go off on someone, try asking a few questions to get some clarity on what really happened.
Perhaps doing this will stop an argument or misunderstanding.
Think about it.