When you have to read between the lines.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the nineteenth in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
The understanding of speech is, in my opinion, at two levels. The first level is the literal level. We can say that if we are talking about a concept that is complex to understand for kindergarten pupils, we can understand that the concept in question is complex to understand for kindergarten pupils. Easy, isn’t it?
The second level is found in the unsaid, in subtlety. For example, if you don’t understand a concept and I say, “You don’t understand this concept? It’s indeed a complex concept for kindergarten pupils to understand,” what could you fail to deduce? Are you going to stupidly say to yourself, if a kindergartener normally has difficulty understanding this concept, then it’s normal for me to have difficulty understanding it? Or are you going to give me a disapproving look and infer that I’m comparing your level of understanding to that of a toddler? In that case, I would definitely go with the second option.
I didn’t have to clarify that, given your misunderstanding, I considered you to be weak-minded, but the deduction is no less obvious. How about a more refined example?
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on February 9, 2021 by Coach Danny