What is conjecture and how is it used negatively in our lives? Let us first take a look of the meaning of conjecture in our Webster Dictionary and see if this isn’t a reason to to use conjecture to form an opinion about anything, causing us to jump to conclusions.
Conjecture-1. an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of missing or incomplete information 2. an unproven mathematical science or theory.
Daily Wisdom Word Meaning of Conjecture-1. Jumping to an hypothesis about something before you have all data or the facts themselves in front of you to draw a conclusion from.
Conjecture happens many times when we are in the heat of an argument. Things are said that aren’t meant to be said and the next thing that happens is conjecture is formed from the opposing side. There was no meaningful reason for the person to have said what they did in the first place, therefore giving the other an incomplete set of facts to draw from.
I know in my personal life this has happened way too often leaving me with false conclusions and hurt feelings. I remember a time when my sister and I were growing up that conjecture was reached on my behalf. Words are funny things and once they have been said, we cannot take them back, and what my sister said led me to form an opinion of conjecture, and even though she said she did not mean it, I accused her of observations about me that were not true in her mind leading me to form a conclusion based on conjecture.
Be careful what you say to another, and think before you speak. Conjecture sometimes happens in our minds. We try so hard, weaving this way and that with our thoughts to figure something out and we end up forming opinions based on conjecture because we are missing the complete facts of a situation, either based on our own opinions or for lack of better information. Be careful not to form opinions too quickly when getting ready to draw a conclusion.
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