Do you think because we both speak English we speak the same language?
If Men were from Mars and Women were fomr Venus as John Gray discusses in his famous book, they would probably in many ways have much less problem communicating than peole who grow up inthe same country speaking the same language – especially English! Even 2 humans speaking different languages can learn, through some persistence and determination, to develop some clear understandings of the other persons meaning because they don’t start with the assumption they both mean the same thing. At least there would be the immediate recognition that there were difference in things like language, background and beliefs that could cause similar sounds to have very different meanings. Then the important task would be to put your brains and curiosity to work exploring, questioning and trying to bridge the gap of those differences. When you grow up int he same culture there is a very natural tendency to assume that you are both on the same page from the beginning and never check things out. Today we are going to start learning how each of us can reach out from our individual ‘planets’ and start communicating much more effectively with those other ‘planets’ in our personal ‘solar system’.