Communication, and failure thereof - delta_november
Jun. 20th, 2009
10:46 am - Communication, and failure thereof
A long walk by the lake in the storm this morning has hopefully transformed this post from mope into something constructive. It had better have, since we seem to have run out of storm :).
I like to think that I am a good communicator. Non-verbal signals are important and useful, but since they are subject to misinterpretation I try to be verbally articulate, clear and honest. If I have enjoyed spending time with you, I will say so. If it's getting late and I think you should leave so that I can get to sleep, I will tell you. If I love you I will tell you. Often and repeatedly.
But over the past couple weeks I've seen a number of people catastrophically fail to asses how others think of them. And in one case the other was me. We all need to do better at this. Speak better, listen better, and ask better. Please. If we follow our present course it will lead to nothing but angst and poetry.