Friday, February 11, 2011
Endless "End of the Day"
At the end of the day is overused. Why are we using it so much? 1) It's easy, like um or look. 2) It lends a sense of urgency to the speaker's words. 3) It creates an apocalyptic timeline. 4) It replaces the ubiquitous when all is said and done. It conveys false importance. We need to listen to words, and eliminate the chaff from the kernel. Our words are valuable. What we feel and think that creates the words is the essence of communicating. I hear words. I need to understand your meaning, then I can appreciate fully who you are. Do I understand you well? At the end of the day, appreciating each other - communicating deeply - is what words help us do.