B. Joseph Pine II, in “The Experience Economy” wrote, “The experience of being understood, versus interpreted, is so compelling, you can charge admission.”
This quote caused me to wonder how attune I am to truly understanding others and where they are coming from. Is my ability to do that trumping my interpretation of someone?
Or am I assuming my interpretation is right?
My hope is that I let people be who they are, and not impose my “camera angle” of reality on them.
As I am writing this, I am discovering that there are people, even in the past week, that I have been interpreting rather than understanding.
And with that knowledge, I have the ability to now choose another path.