Updated: Mar 28, 2020
Know This: Communication does not always lead to Agreement!
Can you recall a time, maybe when you were a young child and you were accused of doing something that you didn't do? Maybe you thought to yourself, if only I could explain what really happened, I'll be fine and I won't be in trouble. I would venture to say that you were probably correct. If people would take the necessary time to listen to you and understand what you are saying, they might have a different view of you and of the facts. I will go further in my venture and say that you probably brought those feelings and beliefs into you adulthood. That is, when you are misunderstood, all you have to do is explain clearly what happened or in some way justify what happened or why you operate the way that you do or even why you are the way that you really are; that people will accept what you have said and accept you, how you really are and be happy with you.
Here is the truth, open and clear communication is a lot better that miscommunication on any day and on every day. But what we all need to realize is that true communication -where two or more people are free to express their thoughts and feelings in honest communication verbal and none-verbal, is this; Communication leads to better understanding, but not always to agreement.