One thing has nothing to do with the next
I've been trying hard to explain to people certain mistakes several people make. My favorite one is when people mix two things together that have nothing to truly do with each other. Case in point:
Three people have this in common:
- Work in the same place, do the same type of job.
- Same education level
One can deduct quite a bit from the tree facts stated above, and it's quite easy to give one an idea of what kind of people to expect when we meet the three. The point to remember is that none of the three facts above accuratly points out anything about the personality of three people. It can be argued that the education level can tell how enriched one person is, that smoking can give away the addictive and influential part of somebody's personality. Yet, we don't have a positive enough correlation between these facts and results that it's mere speculation what someone's assumption is.
Another example is if someone is to offer you their old computer as a gift. Before you take the gift, the person offers to go over it with you to see if any bugs or problems are present. You simply answer "I trust you."
One thing has nothing to do with the other. The level of trust has no money on the reliability of the machine itself. Yet one can thing that the person wouldn't give them junk.
Parents are amazing at making these sort of assumptions. Often times 'seeing' themselves into their own kids. My dad was arguing with me the other day and managed to turn a completely out of context incident into 'his fault'. As if he was so important that all decision making from now on was a direct influence of his teachings. It shows a certain arrogance, and ignorance.
Quebec has a mentality that loves to do these types of things. It is my own assessment that makes me believe that Quebecois loves to do assumptions and spread rumors. I often times enjoy listening to Quebecois discussing politics. The amount of crap that comes out of their mouths is incredible, and often times the system won't even allow their assumptions to come true and when you point it out it's simply: "tu vas voir! Son capable de faire n'importe quoi!". It's ridiculous.