Things tend to go wrong when people are jumping to conclusions. If they automatically assume the worst, many times they are wrong. It’s easy jumping to conclusions if you hear or see something but aren’t one hundred percent accurate as to what you heard or witnessessed. For example, a woman begins snooping on her husband’s phone. She finds a picture of him with another woman. She instantly begins jumping to conclusions. She believes he is cheating on her. She decides to keep watching his phone to see what happens. She doesn’t see them kissing only hugging. She begins to become angry and is thinking of leaving him. Then, one day he comes home with the woman. She begins to lose her patience and asks why he is bringing her into their home. She continues to rant and he tries to explain. He finally forces her to calm down. He then states, “I would like you to meet my sister.” Naturally, the wife’s face drops and her face turns red. She is humiliated and embarrassed. She starts apologizing when the sister just steps up and hugs her. Then, the real story of how they found each other is revealed. This is a happy ending, but most stories end up unpleasant. Sadly, the assumptions are often correct and hurtful to the other party. In the Good Gus series jumping to conclusions was only via Bad Bart. He assumed the negative but Sheriff Gus did the positive. The books are online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” is easily accessible at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.
Have you ever noticed that people in many countries, but mostly the U.S., have very little patience? They yell, scream, use foul language, insult you, call you names and generally lose their tempers often over minor things. Just drive down any street that may have a red light. If you don’t move fast enough when the light turns green, they will immediately honk their horns. Their patience is extremely limited. Seriously, does a few seconds matter in the scheme of things and life? People are constantly rushing and they expect everyone to move out of their way. If you don’t move fast enough, they start losing their tempers and speaking harshly. What makes anyone believe that their time is more valuable than yours? We need to teach our children at an early age to have patience. They become frustrated when they can’t do things or they start school and realize that the other kids can do some things better than them. If they learn early on, then they will be more successful. They will understand that perseverance and patience generally help everyone to achieve their goals and succeed. It’s an acquired skill. There are individuals who become frustrated with technology. For the older individual it is something that they did not live with for most of their lives. Children of today are digital. They are advanced with tablets, phones, TV’s and computers. They will achieve greater success because they understand the various facets of technology. In the Good Gus series there was no technology. Available on Kindle, book four, “Johnny the Cat and Bronco Ride that Bull,” is a prime example of children having no patience. Jimmy Ray couldn’t wait for the rodeo and desperately wanted to ride a bull. He learned quickly that patience would have been wiser not to mention he ignored his parents wishes. The worst part about many of the characters in “Misplaced Trust” is that the majority of them have no patience when it comes to receiving their inheritance and obviously money. The book is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd and Tolino.