Communication is the most important part of life. What many fail to realize is that communication is a two way street. Listening and comprehension is, in my opinion, the most important part of communication. But when you must relay your perspective (the third-most important part of communication), do so intentionally and effectively. Don’t expect anyone to know what you expect until you’ve explained what you want. If you say you want a cheeseburger, don’t assume that because you had a flame-broiled burger at Burger King last week McDonald’s will make it the same way.
Just my three cents.
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