The shortest distance…

The sun sets on another day…

I’m sitting here watching the sky waiting for the sun to set. There are clouds on the horizon and fluffy globs of white cotton above me. I think it will be a pretty sunset or perhaps I’m wrong. Either way the sun will set and I will be in awe

I was thinking about math a few minutes ago, I’m not sure why, but as I did geometry popped into my head. One of the rules of geometry is it the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. This means if you want to go somewhere that mapping a curvy path will take a little longer. Mapping a really curvy path we’ll take a lot longer.

What does this have to do with anything? It is simple, we often find ourselves in situations where we are trying to understand the people that we are with. We are trying to communicate with them and help them understand our point of view. I find that a lot of people take a curvy path to explaining their point of view. They avoid words and tiptoe around phrases in fear of offending someone or worse offending a lot of people. If you’re a politician this will make a lot of sense to you.

I am going to suggest to you that like a straight line between two points, the truth is the fastest way to good communication. I’m not saying brutal and destructive truth like explaining to someone how bad their clothes look but I am suggesting that maybe taking a moment and explaining how you really feel or how you really communicate will help you to understand and be understood.

How do you feel about this? Are you lost when you talk to people in fear of saying the wrong thing? Do you find the right words but not the right meanings? Have you considered that maybe there is a more direct route to the truth? Just consider it, and enjoy your day.

So as the sun sets on another day, I think everyone deserves a chance to be great. I think you are always awesome. I hope you think the same and find a path to a little bit more, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and what’s the vector Victor??