Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It

confusionSpoken (and written) language is a marvelous thing. Communication through the interchange of language makes human society possible, even humanness itself. We have all been wielding language our whole lives. Alas, we are terrible at it. Novels, stories, movies and songs: they all chronicle how pathetic we are at communicating. Ironically, our best communicators are the ones writing those novels and stories and movies and songs, the subject matter of which details our repeated failures. Being the most superior of our communicators, one would expect their lives must represent the pinnacle of human communication. In fact, as a group they are infamous for their relationship fiascos.