Communication Is Difficult: 03-11-2021

“Communication is difficult because we assume that other people share our referents (background information); and, therefore, that we are making sense when what we are saying points to something else inside them.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


“Communication is difficult because the experiences and meanings we assign to words are variable and not consistent with the experiences and meanings others assign to words.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


“Intimacy occurs when communication is shared internally, which means that we share the same meanings for what we say to the point that a gesture or a look can suffice.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice