Wednesday, March 18, 2015






---Recently…it has been asked of me what do I mean by communication? This was my answer. It is when the two sides have reached a unity of sorts on the subject they are speaking. The two have dealt with the walls that separate both factions and are now more together.

---Usually, we find folks so far apart that a different language may as well be spoken by each. Or, they can be of one mind - connected with very little (or zero) separation. Communication falls within these endpoints.

---The less interference and clearer the signal allows for a clear transmission and receiving of the information. When the information, itself, is copacetic between the two factions…we are ‘in like Flint.’

---The more open-minded we are finds us able to receive the transmission more clearly. The more narrow-minded we are usually means that we will less be able to consider the transmission made to us.

---The more honest that we are finds us to be more able to honestly communicate without trying to manipulate the other with some agenda that we may have. Most folks don’t communicate on that level of honesty. Many times others will try to get you to side with them trying to convince you that they, themselves, are correct. It is rare to find someone who is not selling a point-of-view or something that makes himself be right. Caveat Emptor - let the buyer beware. In this case…if you deal with honesty, a lot, it is easier to see when someone is just trying to sell you a bill of goods or being honest. The more honest and intelligent the TLC involved…the more open the lines of communication. Be Well.

[In the Kurt Vonnegut story (below) we see that if the Trafalmagorian was able to simply communicate that the house was on fire…it would have produced a much different outcome.]

The Planet Trafalmador -
''Communication Failure''
by Kurt Vonnegut
''Breakfast of Champions''


---Trafalmador is a distant planet. They are a peaceful lot who communicate by tap dancing and barking. They have heard of the problems that we have on Earth and feel they have answers to these.

---They sent a Tralfamadorian down to Earth in a flying saucer to help. He landed on a golf course. When he arrived he found the golf pro's house to be on fire. He lived right off the course and it happened to be at night. The pro was asleep inside.

---The Trafalmadorian saw the plight of the situation and went to awaken the golf pro. He rushed into the house and found the golf pro asleep. He wanted to tell him what was going on, so, he awakened the golf pro by tap dancing and barking by his bed. The golf pro got up and killed the Trafalmadorian with a five-iron BEFORE he realized that the house was on fire.

---Ladies + Gentlemen: this has got to be the most tragic case of failure to communicate that I have ever heard.

---By Kilgore Trout
---CENSOR: Paul H.


''Whew! That example was 'ORIGINALLY' way over-the-top!''

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