Don’t jump to conclusions

Human beings have a pressing need for closure. It is why it is so hard to put down the phone while doom scrolling, we want to see how things will end. And it is why we check Twitter first thing in the morning, we want to be sure the world didn’t break while we were asleep. We crave resolution.

This was made famous with Mike Judge’s cult classic, Office Space. A jump to conclusions mat:

The metaphor is powerful. If humans didn’t have a constant need to resolve a problem, we wouldn’t need to jump to conclusions. The alternative is to sit with tension and to be open rather than listening for a way to close this loop and take care of the next.