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Becoming a Critical Thinker Part 2: The Meaning of Words

Do you really understand what they meant to say? Or, have you already interpreted their meaning, even before they have finished speaking?

Two thoughts come to my mind right now. One is something I have read that pokes fun at the English and the Americans … "two peoples, divided by a common language." Clear communication is important to sharing and gaining a clear understanding. If the message you hear can be interpreted in different ways, it is important that you ask questions to clarify it.