The thing that seems to elude many when it comes to communication is the practice of listening. The majority of individuals have this innate trait of refusing everything that doesn’t coincide with what they believe.
Is language the issue, or grammar or the way they phrase something? I don’t believe any of these nuances or idiosyncrasies are really at fault. I could be wrong, but I think the issue lies in the heart. If you do not want to hear something, you simply shut it out.
Whether through ignoring nuances or immediately jumping to conclusions. We all do it, however, I don’t believe we all realize it. Call it empathy or compassion, for some reason, there are certain aspects and other things that people just don’t wanna talk about. So, collectively, we “let it go”, the problem persists.
Here is where the problem lies, in my mind. If something is close to the heart, it is often personal, therefore off limits completely. And that is where the problem in my mind, begins. You see, because, if a problem persists, yet a person refuses to attempt to locate the exact location where something might have failed, there is no use in attempting to fix or repair the entire issue.
Whenever I hear about something always being the fault of someone else or something else or whatever. It seems that perhaps the problem is in the heart and not in the head. The question that must be answered in this scenario is, what is the bottom line? You see, because that is rarely if ever truly discussed.
In business, the bottom line is always profit. At the end of the day, if there is no profit then there is no business. No business, means no job and no income. So, in the business sense, if a problem becomes apparent, it must be rectified, for that business to continue to turn a profit.
Yet in our personal lives, when discussing issues with others, the bottom line may be too hard to come to terms with. Since we may view the bottom line as our very lives or livelihoods, and it could very well be. Yet, we will never know if we don’t try. Then again, is the risk worth the reward? Again, a decision that can only be made by the individual.
In closing, understand that this is the very nature of all and every human. We all must survive and we all must provide. So, this will never change. It’s just a simply complex issue that we have been living with since the dawn of time. The lesson remains though, realize nothing will ever change, we are simply our own worst enemies.