Remember to listen without defending, and speak without offending. Communication isn’t just an important part of a relationship, it is the relationship. And really, there’s only one rule for being a good communicator: the willingness to hear others. Because we do not always need a busy mind that speaks, just a patient heart that listens. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/03/12/8-things-you-should-never-give-up-for-a-relationship/
This is so true and have said it on numerous occasions. To have a true conversation you must actually LISTEN to what the other person is saying. I have too many conversations with people that quickly jump to what they want to say before I'm finished with what I'm saying. Very frustrating. Someday Ill finish my interpersonal communications degree and teach on this subject.
About you, about others, about life, about everything. You do the same thing. In the absence of information & communication assumptions are made. Don't worry your pretty little head over it. What other people think is none of your business.