With fewer than 10 written words, the ad expressed what I believe to be, if you consume our product you can move about your life in a free, progressive manner that works for you and aligns with your values. Alternatively, I thought the ad conveyed — imbibing any other liquor is antiquated, and who wants to be considered old fashioned?
Iyanla Vanzant discusses her ability to hear beneath the words as a way to dissect what people say to more clearly understand their true desires and needs. I understood Vanzant’s point as neither amateurishly psychoanalyzing your spouse, colleagues or anyone within earshot nor exposing verbose shysters attempting to swindle you out of money or your good ideas.
I grew-up appreciating telling it like it is as a phrase describing one who does not equivocate or wastes time using pretty language and/or outright lies in making a point or seeking a specific need. As an adult, I realized telling it like it is had begun to take on different meanings. In all fairness, the phrase may have always had multiple meanings. My revelation was not the bearer of entirely bad news — I simply became more open to the notion that the maxim I learned in my childhood should no longer be seen as so cut and dry.
“I am tired of being sick and tired.” – Fannie Lou Hamer Outrage Abounds It is 2018. The […]
Claiming being busy for the sake of convincing yourself its respectable to cancel commitments on a moment’s notice or to avoid uttering a straightforward no under the guise of sparing someone’s feelings fails the clever-scheme smell test.