Challenges Of Reading!

There are two mistakes that we usually make while reading:

  1. We don’t understand what is actually meant by the author.
  2. We creatively understand what was never meant by the author.


19 responses to “Challenges Of Reading!”

  1. Depending on the intention of the Author, I think this is actually exciting. I often find myself engaging in really interesting conversations and sharing perspectives – as well as getting new ones because of these ‘mistakes’.

    I’ve also spent time clarifying my own views and words when they have in some way been misinterpreted. Sometimes I don;t worry about it, though I do pay particular attention to clarifying if in anyway someone was genuinely offended by by words. I usually do not intent to write with that in mind.

    Few words, but pretty thought provoking. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Miss Lou

    1. Thanks Lou. Never expected someone to read this so carefully. Actually this realization dawned on me while helping students improve their verbal skills. But then it is not only the students but even seasoned readers who may make this mistake. πŸ™‚

      1. lol about not expecting someone to read it so carefully.. I suffer from a moderate amount of OCD and struggle with generalised statements…

        I’m also love discussion (I.e. argumentative) *giggling* SO.. If there is another point of view I will usually highlight it!!

        Mistakes are often seen as so negative, though making them is pretty much a routine part of being successful..


      2. True! The last sentence qualifies for a Hollywood one liner. πŸ™‚

      3. and you have a systematic approach to reading that enhances efficiency.

      4. OR wastes alot of time.. lol

      5. not often though πŸ™‚ (except if you are trying to argue with Stephen Hawking)

      6. it’s more about myself..:) was reminded of a Brief History of time. didn’t mean to offend.

      7. No offense at all!! lol Honestly none.. I was just demonstrating how much our perceptions vary! It seemed or ironic lol

      8. That brings it back to the post “challenges of reading”…the lesson learnt…fewer the words,bigger the challenge to get it right…:)

      9. it’s really great talking to you and i hope that you will frequent this place. πŸ™‚

      10. Ditto! It’s been great chatting πŸ™‚ I’m fairly inconsistent when it comes to blogging, though will try to make over to read what’s been happening every now and again !

  2. And sometimes, when we do not understand, we are embarassed to ask what is meant and therefore will never know… Very nice blog you have there! Heila

    1. Agree..embarrassment is the biggest hurdle in the way of edification. Also when we understand something we we assume we are right..and remain unmindful of any interpretation other than our own. πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for the kind words of encouragement. When I visit blogs like yours I get a lot to learn.

      1. So true…. and thanks πŸ™‚

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