That would explain a lot

That would explain a lot[1]

Communicating with one’s self is probably not internal, at least not usually, or perhaps, it just should not be so.  It may what we do when we write, or when we argue, if we would only read our own stuff, or listen to what we say.

I think we’d surprised to learn that it is much too often not what we mean, which is why we ought not to be surprised when we’re misunderstood.

I usually like returning to what I’ve written because very frequently it’s better than I thought it could be, but returning to what I’ve said?  Has it ever happened, can it?  Is that humanity’s major communicative flaw?  We speak; it flies, never to return to us, but lies causing eternally echoing unintended consequences?

That would explain a lot.

[1] © Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2011; all rights reserved