What Happened When I Spent a Week Assuming Only the Best in Others

It was much more difficult than I expected

JOD
Forge
Published in
4 min readMay 15, 2020

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I never considered myself to be a negative person. In fact, if you had asked me whether I assumed the best in people, I would have said, “Almost always.” But was this really true? How I respond to the behavior of others and what actually goes through my mind can often be at odds. I…

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JOD
Forge
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Writer and Entrepreneur Fascinated By Perspectives.