Frances Farmer

Try On A New Life

In Advice on February 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm
Listen, Understand, Act

Listen, Understand, Act (Photo credit: highersights)


Do you ever have trouble conveying an idea in your head or trying to understand where someone else is coming from?



This “wall” stopping your communication is caused by differing perceptions. We all have our own unique experiences throughout life thus resulting in different personalities, ideas, beliefs, values, etc. In order to truly understand someone, or at least understand someone the best we humans can, we must know the back-story behind their actions, feelings, etc. Basically, we must know why they are who they are in order to understand how they interact in the world and their thoughts behind it.


For example, if you have a hard time understanding why anyone would ever be vegan, maybe learning that someone who embraces the vegan lifestyle witnessed animal abuse first-hand and was traumatized could change your mind.


Or maybe nudists just seem weird to you. If someone who practices nudism told you how they had been put down all their life says nudism has helped them accept their flaws, perhaps you could understand them a little better.


So, the next time a disagreement or lapse in communication occurs, try learning the rest of the story or telling your own. Our own lifestyle always seems like the norm, but to other people their norm could be different. They’ll never know unless you share and you’ll never know unless you ask.


  1. Ahh yes, very true. Thanks for sharing my dear. 🙂

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