~I am regularly fascinated with how people use language to not say what they mean. ~
Saw something like this yesterday and was like YES.
Thank you, someone else feels this!
I am literal. I love language.
I love to ask questions, really understand what a human has to say. Meaning. Symbolism. Vocabulary.
I currently find, perceive, that people use language, freely, to the point of carelessly, in my opinion.
We say things we don’t really mean, without thinking, then say things like: you’re taking what I said the wrong way.
A line like that, is very interesting to me.
Interesting because I believe in radical responsibility.
Interesting because I don’t see how someone can take me the wrong way.. it’s their way, and I had, and still have, the opportunity to influence the taking, the message.
I can’t take you the wrong way.
You can’t take me the wrong way.
It’s just the way; the way you receive the message, what you experience, and it’s my job, to work with you, work my message out to you. You don’t get it wrong, I get it wrong, til I get it right, as long as you care, as long as you’re listening.
These blame type statements, “you didn’t get it”, “you took me too seriously”, “too literally”, these are responses I notice and I’m super fascinated with this dynamic around language and how we communicate.
I know I recently had a post, very similar to this message, and it continues to be a big thing I am working on right now. Working on meaning, contemplating, curiosity-ing, questioning, practicing, experimenting, challenging around for myself and with others who are willing to engage.
I may be “too literal”, “too serious” to you, but that flip side of that is: I am obsessed with understanding, and doing language well.
I strive to use language for the powerhouse that I see it as; to say what I really mean.
🤷🏻♀️#language #lovelanguage #questions