Your Written Words – A “Simple” Universal Truth!

jdurhamWhen we express ourselves through our written words, sometimes we add to the meaning of a reader’s understanding. But our blogging words aren’t necessarily the truth, or a fact. Just us expressing our perspective of our own understanding on the topic.

Therefore, when others read our words their interpretation may be different from what we meant to convey. As a result you may think to yourself (when you read the comments in your comment section)  … ” that’s not what I meant, or that’s not what I meant to say. Or “you don’t understand”.

Communication – that which connects all humans at a primeval level can and often does break down. This can occur with the spoken word as well.

In addition, all languages (around the world) structure their words according to ethnology (origin, history and characteristics of their race) and while there may be similarities, many aspects of the written word translate into different meanings, comprehensions and understandings.

So, while our purpose is to communicate with others (our thoughts, ideas, worries and concerns) depending on the readers focus, his/her personal life experiences to date, their own mindset from these experiences, and their understanding of the language, they may miss the intended meaning the writer was attempting to convey.

Sometimes communicating your thoughts and feelings in your blog, may be exceedingly difficult. When this occurs. Simplify your expressions. Go back to a few basic words. Some words are universal in their meaning and understanding. Words like Love and Hate. Good and Bad. Less and More. Sharing. Selfish. Indifference. War. Peace. Death. Life. Balance. Caring –

“One People! One Planet – One!”
Penny L Howe, 2013

It is ironic that the most profound thoughts are almost always expressed in the simplest manner. Then again perhaps proving the “truth” to this article.

Thanks for reading, have a great day.
~ Penny

17 thoughts on “Your Written Words – A “Simple” Universal Truth!

  1. I totally agree with you on this one Penny. I have been a bit surprised at how many bloggers have mentioned being criticized for something they wrote when I have interpreted their writing much differently. I have not had this experience myself, perhaps because I need to write more (which I plan to do here very soon)? 😉

    • You know, I used to sit in boardrooms type meetings that would go on for hours and (ho-hum) hours while each person tried to outdo the other with their words. When I was asked for my thoughts (because no one was listening to anyone else) I’d usually say, I agree or I don’t think so and then be quiet. It worked every time to get a decision reached! 🙂

  2. It’s interesting how what we & others write can be interpreted in multiple ways.
    Hmmm…Bible. Or – is that too controversial? LOL
    xx 🙂 🙂 x

    • Nope, no I don’t think so RoSy, but I’m guessing it depends on who you’re talking to. As it is with most important topics. Which reminds me – have you set up your photographers shingle yet? 🙂 xo

  3. I learned long ago that our words are interpreted by other from the context in which they live. So its ok for someone to see in your work meaning you may not be aware of.

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