I spend quite a bit of time thinking about how we humans mis-communicate with each other, with such ease!! ;//. Should you wish to read part 1 of this thought train; I previously drivvvvled on about this subject, in an entry named ‘The Miscommunication of the Human Interaction’…
In summary, I covered the problematic multiple dictionary definitions of all words; the problems we run into when we assign multiple meanings to words; the ’problem people’ ;), who make up their own little unconventional meanings, to conventional words; the bloody problem of trying to hear peoples unsaid words, intentions, overall meaning etc; basically the problems we run into when just trying to SPEAK!…
Ohhhhhh….Problems Problems Problems Peeps!!!! ;(
Once we wade through the above, with all the other humans we encounter, we find some that actually understand us (or so we think at least ;)). And these communication issues are either lessened or eliminated, depending on the ‘chattage compatability’ of the 2+ humans involved. We generally choose these ones to communicate with on a regular basis as acquaintances, friends, lovers etc…and all is well
A situation arises, and the person/people who previously understood you, now don’t!!! Because they have different insides. Different insides actually re-morph language completely. You see, on top of the words we mis-use, we also only have a certain capacity to understand others, and I think it’s based on difference. Once we become tooooo different to the person we are trying to talk to, we can say the simplest thing, and it will still be perceived differently to how it was intended.
If you are a thief, you will automatically assume the missing item has been stolen
If you are not a thief, you will automatically presume the missing item is lost until otherwise suggested/suspected
If you are bad, you will find malice where there was none given
If you are good, you will fail to understand how those with malice think you meant that!
I’ll say ‘I love mash’, and you will say ‘No, I’m not paying a grand for that battered Trampoline Terry’;//
But, and THANK ZE LORD, (and Betty) there are those humans that not only understand each other, they also have similar personalities traits, they think along the same lines, they grew up with the same words, they are both good, or both bad, they perceive things the same way, they even think the same…It’s these ones that have the same insides AND languages. The differences are so minimal it’s scary. And at these times, when words can finally be used and understood with such ease and pleasure, we SHUT UP :)!!
Because when you find the opposite of the mis-communication, for every mere 20 words uttered, you don’t need to SPEAK the 10000 words remaining. The mutual understanding just flows into both minds like galaxy down the gullet!
Mis-communication, and the joy of, ‘Ahhhhhhhhhh communication’ 😉 is not just about language, it is about difference and similarity of profound extents!