Sometimes I have no idea of what people mean when they say certain things. If I try to understand it "as I understand it" I'll probably never figure it out. If it seems important, I'll ask them what they mean by it. Sometimes... they can explain it and then it makes sense to me, and other times... their explanation makes me more confused.
When I was new -- I remember one old-timer who asked me:
"Do you know what the secret is?" I said nope. He said "Hang in there!" Then, another guy walked up and asked "Do you know what the secret is?" I said "Yep. It's hang in there!" He said... "No. You you've got to let go."
I heard the "Let go" thing a bunch of times... and when I'd ask "let go of what?" It seemed like I got 500 different answers!
Once I asked someone what they meant by something they said, and they explained it to me. Then, when talking with someone else... who had never heard the person... they told me the other person didn't mean what I had been told... but, they meant something else.
I wondered how the one person knew what the other person meant... but had never talked with them.
Often, it seems like each person has a meaning by what they say, and none of us will ever know what the heck they mean... unless they explain it further. And, even then... the explanations seem to make no sense.
Thanks for the topic! It reminds me to be careful when I'm talking with someone and I don't finish my thoughts or my sentences.
And, it can get pretty confusing in here and out there! I woke up this morning trying to figure out if I could figure out what's going on!
And, today... like many other days... it can give me a headache just thinking about it!
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