As if we don`t take anything personally, Ruiz invites us to study the assumptions we make about ourselves. Only by being aware of the things we tell ourselves, which are within our capabilities or not, and if we stop making assumptions about what others want to say, can we be happier. The same goes for the four agreements that Ruiz subsequently proposed. Because we create a gap between ourselves and the world, the universe, and because we create the judge-victim dichotomy within ourselves, we live in tension, we feel dishonest and dishonest. We make toxic deals with ourselves about ourselves and our relationships with others. The four agreements help us to replace these toxic agreements with newer and happier ones. The second agreement offers readers a way to deal with hurtful treatments by other people they can experience in life. .