**Disclaimer and note: This article is a microblog intended as food for thought in simple share and snapshot hence digestible character count in form. When you think better you do better, that’s the point.
There’s a significant difference between what people say and what they mean. Unless you are an acute listener & educated on various topics, taking what’s said and translating the intended action into what’s intentionally not spoken in dialog is not an automatic catch for you.
I’m not in a position of government or politics. I was in an industry where the type, volume and timing of utilizing specific words mattered very much: the stock market.
When you work in a delicate environment you get to choose your words mindfully when those emotion-filled words can rapidly cause a ripple effect. The wrong words paired with the wrong timing can make for an unnecessary outbreak in people taking action based upon how they digest whatever’s been said: aka causing damage that at minimum causes a significant material impact
If you listen (not just stare at the television or mindlessly ingest what’s on the radio whilst in the vehicle) you’ll learn what’s not being said even though what you hear sounds like you are digesting something of positive and benefit. For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. For every decision, there’s usually one that’s good, one that’s better and one that’s the best. Benefit being different for all those on the receiving end – and as we know, we’re not societies of unanimity.
I understand why fiduciaries of authority communicate the way they do. I get it as a human, I get it from a strategic communications position, and I also believe that fiduciaries also carry a responsibility to translate the facts (and outcomes should decision A or B be chosen) in transparency. Often times people respond to information they are given and they do the best they can with that information. Not everyone’s education and experiences are the same, hence not all information being shared is processed in completeness how it’s being decimated.
Next time you listen to an economic fiduciary speak, ask yourself what’s not being said at the expense of what is.