Unfortunately, I was informed that the Battery Park Book Exchange double booked the Middle Earth room that we normally meet in for this meetup. So, this week we are meeting in the 2nd floor loft. Please order downstairs and bring your purchases upstairs. Do not expect wait staff to come to you.
Last time I allowed 25 people in that room and it was rather hard to hear each other. I am going to make the limit on this meetup 20. However, I still recommend getting on the waiting list. Then if you want to, come and wait in the back of the room until the 20 that RSVP'd sit and you're welcome to find an empty chair and join in, but it a second circle around the group.
So, our topic this week is going to be assumptions. We're going to place an emphasis at the beginning of this discussion on assumptions made about northerners versus southerners.
Assumption: something accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.
What are the different types of assumptions people make?
Why do we make assumptions?
Do people tend to make assumptions more about certain groups of people? Which groups? Why?
Is there any value in making positive assumptions?
At what point does making an assumption cause problems?
Have you experienced people making assumptions about you? How do you respond?
How do you handle when you realize or become aware that you have been making assumptions?