Lost in Translation


Have you ever been hurt by something only to find out the other party didn't mean it that way at all? Maybe you have said something and realized how it sounded only after it was in the air. Those are the moments we wish we could take back.

In the moment, we humans can have a difficult time clearly communicating our feelings and thoughts. Not only can our thoughts get mangled on the way out, but those on the receiving end may hear something nuanced you didn't intend.

The point is: we're all human. We make mistakes, and we don't always choose the best words. Remember to extend grace. If something sounds off, ask the person if that's really what they meant. Don't let the distortion of speaking or hearing cause you to write someone off so quickly.

Stephen Roblestranslation