Communication in these trying days

Understanding the difference between words meant to be taken figuratively and those meant to be taken literally can be priceless, even more so when people are upset. The responsibility for this begins with the person doing the writing or speaking, and ends with the person receiving their words.

Did I communicate clearly?
Did I understand correctly?

It’s not easy. Some things are difficult to communicate. It requires honesty, care, effort, a desire to be understood, a desire to understand, and trust. Otherwise, we’re all just throwing words at each other.

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