Our Reality Is Not Others’ Reality

Our Reality Is Not Others' Reality

It’s a frequent point of contention: Whose version of reality is “right”? In truth, the answer is either no one’s or everyone’s. For each of us, the world is essentially a personal belief system defined by our perceptions, experiences and values. We’ve noted that it can be hard for people to agree on something as … Read more

Who’s Doing All the Listening?

Who's Doing All the Listening?

A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? When it comes to communicating with others, the focus is usually on the person doing the talking. But it’s often the … Read more

What You Say May Not Be What They Hear

What You Say May Not Be What Others Hear

In theory, communicating with others using spoken words shouldn’t be all that hard, especially where a shared language and culture are involved. And yet, there is often a big disconnect between what we say and what others actually hear. The “telephone game” serves as a good example of how even simple ideas can be lost … Read more