A Thought Before Work

as•sume (əˈsum) 

v.t. -sumed, -sum•ing.

1. to take for granted or without proof; suppose; postulate; posit.
2. to take upon oneself; undertake or accept: to assume responsibility.
3. to take over the duties or responsibilities of: to assume the office of treasurer.
4. to adopt (a particular character, quality, mode of life, etc.): to assume the role of patron of the arts.
5. to take on; become endowed with: The situation assumed a threatening character.
6. to pretend to have or be; feign: to assume a humble manner.
7. to seize; usurp: to assume control.
8. to take upon oneself (the debts or obligations of another).

v.i.

9. to take something for granted; presume.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French assumer) < Latin assūmere to take up, adopt =as- as– + sūmere to pick up; see consume]
 
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I try hard not to assume anything. Without assumption, things just are. In a relationship, that which we humans tend to want but loathe having a good lot of the time, assumptions seem to be automatic. Commonplace. If the root of expectation is evil, then assumption must be expectations sister. Something to pondering while willing away the hours that make up a dull day…

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