In any form of communication, there are responsibilities for both the sender of the message and the receiver of the message. Breakdowns can occur on either end of that relationship, but most often, it seems that it is the receiver who is not fulfilling their part of the obligation.
If you as a receiver of a message, misunderstand something, why is it someone else's fault? When you are confused by a message from someone, why don't you just ask more questions to clarify, instead of just waiting for there to be trouble later?
This is especially frustrating when someone becomes an adult and still exhibits these tendencies. They point the finger of blame at other people when it is actually their own inability to take responsibility for their poor listening skills or lack of focus during important conversations.
Song Of The Day:
Today's tune is presented with intent to sound sarcastic, because it should matter to everyone involved when there is miscommunication or a lack of ownership. But "It Don't Matter" by Donovan Frankenreiter is a relaxing tune about letting things go if they aren't important. Just make sure not to avoid the hard truths when one error turns into a pattern of poor behavior.