Quote taken from Allen Weinstein‘s book ‘Memoirs of a Learning Disabled Dyslexic Multi-Millionaire’

“Hurt occurs only if there is intent; otherwise it is a misperception.”

It is so easy to misinterpret someone’s words. But the worst part is that most of us will react to what “we think” the person meant instead of taking a step back to make sure we are simply not misunderstanding their words.