Understanding Others

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.