THURMAN’S CORNER – 8/30/20
Many people think that they understand others when they merely maintain a kindly attitude toward them. While it is true that a generous mood toward other people again and again elicits a response of friendliness, this is no substitute for facts, for information and the kind of understanding which comes only from sustained natural exposure to others. This constant exposure is apt to be a sure check and corrective to one’s understanding. Intergroup relations are handicapped by awkward and clumsy means of communication. Often this is a matter of language, of our use of words, of our use of anecdote and accent. There is no more exacting enterprise that the conscious quest for precise communication between people.
From his book “Deep Is The Hunger”