This weekend Master and I realized that we communicate differently. Shocker, I know…LOL
This communication difference though is in terms of how each of us deal with the question “Why?”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge..” ~.Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist (1879 – 1955)
When I ask the question “Why?’, most times it is not with the desire to really know the answer. Sometimes I like to just wonder why. I like to imagine a possible answer outside of the actual answer. Besides no one has all of the answers and a lot of the stuff that was thought to be the answer to something changes. So why can’t my imaginings be a possibility. 😀
“If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 – 1790)
Master, when he asks “Why?” or hears someone else ask “Why?” he actually needs to find out “Why?”. He is a lover of facts and knowledge. His constant companion is either his iPhone or his iPad. He listens to podcasts, read books, watches TV and looks at videos that deals with facts on different subjecst. He will immerse himself in a subject or many subjects until he has heard all sides. There have been a number of people who mentioned wanting to lick his brain…LOL If there is a subject that he has not heard about he will say, “I didn’t know that” and then find out about it.
This does not mean that I don’t find out actual truth about stuff that matters to me or that he doesn’t like to imagine different possibilities.
What this means is that when we talk with each other knowing this difference helps our communication go a lot smoother. One thing that is a positive is that both of us are flexible. The times when he wants to talk seriously about something I can and I find out what I don’t actually know. Times when I need him to fantasize he does. Worlds open up from his imagination, although a few facts sometimes slip in…lol.
Flexibility and Understanding. Two more keys to keeping a relationship going.