Inference vs. assumption Contrast between fact or perception “Inference is a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning, assumption is a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof, the action of taking or beginning to take power or responsibility” (dictionary. Com) had many inferences in my life about myself and others. Both with equal list and sometimes without knowing it. I am always the worry wart in my family. Always thinking what if I did this or this could go wrong.
Taking as simple as quiz an often overwhelm me for days till whatever the event is over. As one of my inference was not passing my Aptitude Physical Fitness Test (APT). I always have doubt that I would not pass. As in the end result I have passed. I always have that doubt. As some may know in the military perception is everything. Many will make any reasoning either truth or not perception is always there. Overhearing a group talking about another pregnant Soldier as they have conclude that she has conceived from another Soldier but is married.
Not giving in to their ere conclusion I had some curious to know about what is fact. Have indeed it was untrue the married Soldier was her boyfriend’s friend (who was not in the military) to have keep an eye on her for his friends sake. There was times when would be watching or doing my studies in my room while my husband would be in the living room watching a game. Hearing them cheer and talking loudly I inferred them to happy that their team scored or wan. As it was said “we simply cannot legitimately assume what we seek to establish” (Kate Moser).
Many inference we all go through whether we intentionally doing it or not. For myself even without intention did (well almost) about the pregnant Soldier. As it was wrong to conclude what was not true without the facts. Improper inference may as well be an assumption. To conclude my entry, is we seem to proceed our assumption without hard facts or evidence more on perspective in what we see on the outside. As the saying goes “don’t judge Reference Dictionary. Com Kate Moss, Logic an Introduction, 2011 a book by it’s cover”.