When I was a kid, I’d literally read the big red Webster’s dictionary for hours. Anyone else?
Multiple meanings, sounds, and origins of words makes conversation this weird little game.
The first thing I do with my inner child does every Monday morning is listen to stories about English words.
In reply to I'm Sorry: Someone Who Apologizes Too Much which writes: It's hard to stop apologizing when you think it's expected of you. It can help these conversations if an apologizer tweaks the language to make it more specifics. People love to be around those who show understanding of a situation. Often over-apologizers miss out on sharing meaning. The book The Five Languages of apology would be a worthwhile read for both sides. The types of apology: “I regret that this happened.” – I’m sorry as words itself may not clearly show that we are sad to be in a situation. ... Read more
If you know or care about something, you're in a position of authority and power. When feeling smart or passionate, folks often do think that gives them a pass to be a strong-willed. I’m sure I’ve done it too. When someone talks to me about design, art, or music, I have to choose to be happy that they’re engaging with me on a topic that I love. I’m best when I’m super encouraging about their quest for knowledge on the subject. Talk about an effort over outcomes. If not, they’ll hate that subject. They’ll hate how I deal with it. ... Read more