Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thoughts - September 14, 2016

"What we've got here is failure to communicate." 'Cool Hand Luke' (1967)

No wonder this quote is one of the most popular movie quotes of all time! I doubt there is a person in the world who doesn't know this personally. Whether it's the man/woman thing, teen-agers, at work, love relationships, neighbors, organizations, pets.....or with one's self. Maybe I'm the only one, but I fail to communicate with myself on more occasions than I should admit. It's that yin-yang of 'should I go or not; 'should I eat here or there'; 'do I want to see him or not'. Frankly, those issues are usually trivial, but it does show a lack of listening to one's self. I tend to like things written down for clarity, referral, and sometimes as a contract. Years ago, I took a number of classes to become a mediator - whose job is to make sure there is not a failure of communication. Simply stating back to someone what they said (or, rather, what I understood them to say) can make all the difference. - Beth Almond Ford

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