So, the other day a troll landed on my site and told me I couldn’t use the term “It’s a Thought” because he wrote a book with that name.
I decided not to feed the troll and among the very valid reasons was a petty one. I thought he used “It’s” wrong because he used an apostrophe. I have been using its instead of it’s for the contraction it is. Convinced that I was doing it right.
Then K E Garland and I started to chat about it and she pointed out, quite kindly, that I was wrong.
Here’s the thing. I was utterly sure. I didn’t question myself. I didn’t check it. I was SURE so there was no need to check it.
Think about that for a while. I mean apostrophes are unimportant in the grand scheme of things. It’s just a funny “I’m an idiot” story. I have had this happen to me before. On a much larger and more soul horrifying way. But it points to the fact that I am wrong about other things that I don’t even know to question.
How many things in my life are there that I am so convinced of that I don’t even think about them and I’m WRONG. How Many? This is a silly reminder to stay vigilant to my assumptions.
Hundreds and Hundreds of tiny assumptions and some of them are WRONG.