How NOT to Talk

Hey can you come closer to the phone? I can’t hear you.

I did not hear a word of what you said because there is so much noise, can you call me at another number?

Wordiness is a deadly weapon. It’s a deadly poison to the brain. It’s not about how much words, or how much less, it’s all about the lack of putting the right contexts together. Not to appear to be sexist, but women, most likely post menopausal are the worst offenders. Guys are subjected to such chatter. I am not suggesting that men and women are inherently different; it’s that they don’t emphasize their language structure. There’s actually two parts to this story, there’s the excessive use of words; and then there’s CNBC’s Sara Eisen, whose notorious for butchering the English Language!

Talking on point, without cutting thoughts

The issue with excessive talking is the painting-the-picture. However too often many people often do this; and when they do they are indirectly insulting one’s intelligence.

Let’s define intelligence:

the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills: an eminent man of great intelligence | they underestimated her intelligence.

• a person or being with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge: extraterrestrial intelligences.

New Oxford American Dictionary

Painting-the-picture is really a use of dialogue, quoting New Oxford American Dictionary:

a discussion between two or more people or groups, esp. one directed toward exploration of a particular subject or resolution of a problem: the U.S. would enter into a direct dialogue with Vietnam | interfaith dialogue.

Most importantly; this is the issue. If someone is spending roughly ten seconds to explain in explicit detail that they wrapping up a work project to talk to me, as I can see it in my two brown eyes; there lies a problem. There is explicit thoughts in an implicit situation. Worse, is the other person the one that lacks the sixth-sense or the person they perceive to be lacking the social intelligence.

Dialogue is the worse for adults, because said ideal is age-appropriate for children; for well developed adults, this can be insulting. This also enters the boundaries of instructive thinking that borderlines on indoctrination; where people can’t think for themselves; and will need that reliance of defining sentences on each situation, where a well developed adult should know better.

The idiom of “don’t mention the elephant in the room” has become antiquated as people address the fat animal in the room from people’s hot air.

Worse is dialogue is being used in politics. If you see on the conservative side, they use language to “teach” their members how to feel and respond politically. Everyone says the same things like a first grader because first graders repeat what the teacher says. We need to stop “teaching” or instructing. In the technological comparison, this is like writing explicit scripts on everything limiting how one can compute on a machine today. This is how computers became in the beginning.

Emotional Self-Control in Conversations (or the Lack Thereof)

“Expressing” emotions is commonplace in some locales; and for an adult, whose aware of his surroundings, said feelings are often childish too. If say someone neglected to mute a TV, and the other person in the room gets “frustrated” because that individual needs to repeat themselves again because of the above average volume setting on the TV because both individuals have hearing issues, and have neglected to get hearing checks or hearing aids.

Implicit means things that go in your head or-what’s-on-your mind. The reason why I have used italics and hyphenated words, means there are things that can’t be or should not be explained in words directly.

Sometimes in subtitles (not Closed Captioning) there are scenes that have just words keyed on screen is to describe the situation. The problem is the way people talk are they talk in italics and wasting critical time explaining things that can’t be seen into hot air.

Presidant Trump is a classic example of expressing anger, emotion and explaining too little or too much.

Philosophical people ($20 word to describe “liberals”)  are just as guilty. Historically liberal minded people just talk in an instructional nature and get really wordy on implicit statements as explicit statements (what you say out loud.)

In short, people these days are speaking literally implicit; and barely talking explicit.

The idiom of “don’t mention the elephant in the room” has become antiquated as people address the fat animal in the room from people’s hot air.

We are so screwed and dumb now than ever before. Lord won’t help us.


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