Believing The Worst Option Possible

The thing about humans is that our brains are programmed to believe the worst possible option.

This is because our ancestors would have been killed by some enemy or prey of theirs quickly if they were not consistently looking for problems to avoid. 

However, in this day and age, consistently looking for problems is a recipe for a negative mindset. 

Just the other day I was supposed to meet up with a friend to go skiing, but she never texted me back. 

I was pretty excited to go skiing where we had planned to go, so I quickly became irritated when I did not hear from her until the morning of our planned day.

So here’s the thing, she was simply out of service because of where she was skiing. 

Therefore I was wrong and my mind went straight for the worst option. In reality, I could have guessed this because I go in and out of service all of the time myself.

Honestly, being out of service is relaxing and freeing. 

Even though I go out of service frequently and enjoy it, I still defaulted to believing that my friend had ghosted me on our plans. 

Personally, I try my hardest to take a step back and see the bigger picture, and to consider other possibilities. 

But I am not a perfect human, and my mind sometimes goes to the worst possible option when I do not know the answer.

If anything, it is best to never jump to conclusions too quickly and search around for different possibilities.