Do You Hear What I Hear?

The truth is an interesting thing. And it can vary for different people, from different perspectives. What sounds like a to you might sound like z to the person you talk to. I’ve been there… I wonder what you can do to make clear what you mean to them? To make sure that both of you hear and talk about the same thing.

Thanks, Erika, for nominating me for this little challenge and the really nice introduction. Here are the rules:

“Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

Today I would like to nominate Lost In The Subway.

21 thoughts on “Do You Hear What I Hear?

  1. As per Alan Greenspan:
    “I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard was not what I meant”.

    We found this on a postcard and put it up on the kitchen wall (with a few other such gems).
    Says it all really!

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  2. There is something that I always told my children, that it is not your job to make somebody understand. It is your job to tell them what you are thinking, feeling or experiencing as clearly as possible. It is their job to listen, not to wait until you’re done talking to spout out what they have been thinking.

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  3. You remind me of my bemusement when people ask me about the moral of my stories. I’d love to answer that, but my take on a story is not necessarily theirs as well.

    Case in point: I got a strange call from a psychologist family friend the other day. She said she loved my children’s book, because it said exactly what she had been struggling to convey through her own unfinished book: that all men would turn into criminals if not for the mother’s love.

    When I indicated that this was not my personal understanding of the story, she refuted me, explaining that I obviously did not understand what I had written… 🙂

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