Monday, April 5, 2010

Why misunderstandings happen???

Why things that are written and spoken crystal clear and with good intentions are misunderstood often? Our life is all about interpreting things. Knowingly or unknowingly we do apply the art of interpretation to whatever we read and listen to. Whatever things we hear and see in our daily life,
we interpret and draw meaning out of that and move forward in our daily life.

So interpretation is inevitable in our life. In life we make interpretation and our interpretation at times go wrong. Why the interpretation and drawing the meanings go wrong and end in hell lot of misunderstandings and at times deadly fights?

The reason is; the context in which the message is written and spoken and the context in which it is being read and listened to, are different. The moment a writer finishes his writing and a word is spoken by a speaker, it no longer belongs to him or her and it becomes a public property. We can interpret the way we want and it’s our freedom. But we need to interpret in a most accurate way possible. The true intention of any author and speaker may not reach home accurately.

The reasons why there are so much of misinterpretation and misunderstandings happening with regard to both written and spoken words are the differences in the mental dispositions, back grounds and learning abilities of both the writer and reader and speaker and listener. We as readers or listeners read or listen to, with a prejudiced mind and it can also cause misinterpretation and misunderstanding.

The only way we can avoid the misinterpretation and misunderstandings is to know the mind and true intentions of the writer and speaker and interpret and understand the text and spoken word with the same intention that is of the writer and speaker.

I wish that my intention of this article shall not be misinterpreted and misunderstood; instead the intention shall reach home after the heart of the………..

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1 comment:

  1. Rightly said man!! Its too gud.
    Efforts to write this is to be appreciated.