‘You don’t understand me!’

You know, if you say ‘What you wrote sounds exactly the same as someone who thinks X’
and the other person then goes on to think your saying they believe X and themselves say “You don’t understand me!”

Who’s not understanding whom?

Saying someone sounds exactly the same as a person who thinks X isn’t saying what they think, it’d describing a situation.

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2 Comments

  1. Guy said,

    12 May, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Talking about Filip’s blog?

    And, well, a disagreement like this is a failure to communicate. I think it could go to be either side’s “fault”. Simpler to think of it as a mutual lack of understanding, or even a mutual understanding and disagreement.

    Where X talks of their differences, and Y talks of their similarities, while both exist.

  2. Callan said,

    12 May, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Hello Guy!

    Not Filips blog, as far as I know. I’m thinking more Vincents blog, where if he says ‘your characters combat advantage is determined by his surroundings’ he actually means the GM decides it, even though he sounds exactly like someone who actually thinks ‘your characters combat advantage is determined by his surroundings’.

    I think if the other person is capapable of understanding the idea the other has, then it’s a fault on both sides (to what degree on either side, who knows, but on both sides). For the speaker to try and just go ‘No, you don’t understand’ as if it’s only the listener in fault is to commit a second error on top of his first.

    I mean, when he wrote ‘your characters combat advantage is determined by his surroundings’ I initially took it he thinks ‘your characters combat advantage is determined by his surroundings’. I know, I’m totally crazy for reading that!


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