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THE TRUTH ABOUT AFRAID*

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Afraid: adj. sensing and/or communicating medium intensity fear for a subset(s)

You can be terrified or deathly afraid of snakes, spiders, flying, or some other phobia but if you are merely afraid then you are really expressing medium intensity fear of something and it does not mean that you have extreme fear of something.

I am afraid that you will fail the exam if you don’t study enough or I am afraid to drive at night is proper usage of the word afraid since the fear is not overwhelming.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT APPLICATION+

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Application: n. recording and/or communicating a request for a subset(s) which is frequently a job and/or position in an organization

When applying for a subset(s) it is frequently a job and/or position in an organization and many applications are made to become a member of a website and/or service on the internet.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT APPROACHABLE+

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Approachable: adj. communicating easily and friendily

An approachable human is usually a friendly one who can easily communicate with humans from any status in life, rich or poor, smart or ignorant.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ASSURANCE+

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Assurance: n. promising and communicating to create confidence in a human(s)

When confronted with circumstances which create much doubt, uncertainty, and confusion we frequently seek assurances from other humans about what we think we should do.

For example, to be assured of quality you may have to be told that a product is reliable, efficient, qualitative, and serviceable.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CONCISE+

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Concise: adj. communicating information with meaningfulness and with a relatively minimum amount of words

Concise is really another word for brief and it means making meaningful communications using the minimum amount of words possible.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DEFINITION*

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Definition:  n. communicating the accurate limits of a word with more than one word

If all that you have is a synonym as a definition of a word then you have nothing useful. To have an accurate definition of a word it must be at least two or more words and must set accurate limits for the word so that it just doesn’t mean everything but ideally it should be a unique subset of the universe.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT EXPRESSION*

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Expression: n. communicating with a (word(s) and/or a behavior(s)) and/or (loudness and/or frequency) variation(s)  and frequently showing (what one is sensing and/or what opinion one has) about a subset(s)

Screaming or just a sound is an expression in the most limiting sense. Most expressions use more than one word and/or behavior and/or sound.

Express yourself or do your thing basically means one and the same thing and is frequently a way of showing how you feel about something and/or your opinion about something.

Facial expressions are important ways of showing sadness, anger, happiness, dislike, fear, amazement, etc. and someone good at reading facial expressions can often sense how one is feeling at the moment.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GENERALIZATION*

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Generalization: n. communicating that all of a chosen subset correspond to a set frequently ignoring the samer subset(s) which doesn’t correspond to the set after a more careful analysis

The general feeling of the audience was one of relief and satisfaction. This communicates that almost all of the audience felt relief and satisfaction even though there may have been minor exceptions such as feeling only relief and not satisfaction or feeling neither relief nor satisfaction.

They headed in the general direction of the wooded area. This means that almost all humans or lifeforms headed towards the wooded area even though there may have been some oddballs who headed towards the meadow area.

The number of exceptions to your generalization is a measure of the generalization’s accuracy. If you observe that Sara is a bad driver and make a generalization that all girls are bad drivers then your accuracy is terrible and the statement is actually untrue except for Sara and all the other bad female drivers. Since all generalizations usually have some exceptions they can be said to not be absolutely true or not true 100% of the time. The fewer exceptions there are to your generalization the truer or more accurate it is.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT HYPOTHESIS*

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Hypothesis: n. communicating a proposition(s) used to explain the existence of a subset(s) which is either made merely as a temporary guess to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or judged to be true and/or highly probable since it is synthesized from established scientific facts

A hypothesis can be simply thought of as a theory which still has to be proven.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT INSTRUCTION*

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Instruction: n. communicating and/or behaving and showing what a subset(s) is and/or how a subset(s) is to be (done and/or used) and/or defined

Instruction can be done by humans and even automated interactive or noninteractive devices and/or robots and instruction shows you what a subset(s) is and/or how it is to be (done and/or used) and/or defined.

My definitions are instructions on how to define words as accurately, logically, and completely as possible but open to future updates or improvements as necessary.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT OSTENSIBLE+

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Ostensible: adj. communicating an apparent truth which isn’t true

Ostensibly you should drink water to stay hydrated during exercise. This seems to be intuitively true because you sweat or lose water during exercise. The truth is that as long as it is not in very hot weather for prolonged durations your water loss is really minimal and you don’t have to drink during regular exercise.

Ostensibly working your abs will target and reduce tummy fat. The truth is that localized exercise does not reduce fat in the exercised area.

Another ostensible belief is that eating fatty foods will make you fat. There are plenty of humans in society who can eat as much fat as they want and do not get fat because their metabolism does not convert eaten fat into body fat.

Many social myths are perpetuated because they have been repeated so many times that humans begin to believe them even though they are untrue.

Many myths exist in society which ostensibly seem to make sense but are not really true.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PROPOSITION+

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Proposition: n. communicating a judgement and/or opinion and seeking approval for what is usually a (rule(s) and/or concept(s)) and/or (law(s) and/or plan(s))

 

Changes in local and state laws sometimes go through a proposition procedure where humans are asked to vote for or against a proposition designed to become a law.

In the business world propositions are made to change rules, adopt new business plans, and innovate business procedures.

In everyday life you can consider a suggestion to be an unofficial proposition. A proposition is usually much more formal than a suggestion.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPECIFICATION+

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Specification: identifying and communicating accurately and understandably

 

When asked to specify something you must identify and accurately describe what you are communicating about in an understandable way.

Specifications can be technical with great clarity or they can be behavior descriptions which may not be that clear if it is specifications about vague concepts such as love, loyalty, integrity, and good will. General specifications which are not detailed are also not very good specifications and leave much room for error and misinterpretation.

The more accurate the description or definition the better the specification and vague descriptions with poorly defined words are not very good or dependable specifications.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT REASSURANCE+

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Reassurance: n. promising and communicating frequently to create confidence in another human(s)

Offspring sometimes have fears of the dark, of being abandoned, and of imaginary monsters. Parents sometimes have to reassure them by promising that nothing bad will happen and have to repeat this over and over again.

Politicians also make promises trying to create confidence in humans that they are the best choice for solving their problems. Reassurance or repeating the same promise over and over again may brainwash some into believing the promise or promises but realistically most are rather cynical and know that many of those promises will not be fulfilled.

Many humans, especially timid ones, need much reassuring to convince them to change their behavior for the better if there is some danger involved. Fear of the unknown or fear of something new and strange may be so great that no amount of reassuring will cause them to do what you think should be done.

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HOW TO AVOID WHITE LIES

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When we do something wrong or are having a difficult day it is a common human tendency to want to make a lying excuse for it or to try to conceal it with a lie.

We frequently habitually answer “I’m fine” when asked how you are doing even though we may have had a bad day and are stressed out. A truthful answer would be I’m having a rough day or I have problems to solve. If you answer truthfully then there is the possibility of a follow up question “How bad a day are you having?”

I frequently answer that I am having a great day even though I may have had some difficulties that day to strangers or humans such as bank tellers because even my bad days are great days because I am alive and have an optimistic attitude that I will resolve my problems sooner or later.

If asked how my day was from a family member or a close friend then that is the time I will honestly tell them what a problematic day I am having.

Instead of answering fine I say good, OK, or great day and don’t feel that I am lying because it signifies confidence and happiness even though you may have transient problems in your life which are never eternal.

Is it a white lie? Technically yes but realistically NO.

Many frequently answer “That was delicious” to a lousy meal at someone’s house which is visited. I frequently answer good but a little too spicy, a little too bland, or a little too sweet for my taste if asked to give an opinion on the bad meal.  At the very end when leaving just thank them for the meal but leave out great, delicious, or tasty. You don’t have to rave about a meal that was not personally tasty for you just to make someone feel good about themselves.

Not being punctual or not realizing that no one likes to waste their time and energy leads to many lies in the form of untrue promises. I’ll be there in two seconds when five minutes to a half hour is what you really mean to do. I’ll be ready in 5 minutes when you really mean much more time than that. I’ll be home in 5 minutes when you will take your sweet time and show up an hour late. “Sorry, I’m late” when you overslept or wasted time doing something else and not preparing to show up on time.

A real problem is the fact that humans do not schedule their lives or live it by the clock away from work and have a very casual attitude about the importance of time in other human’s lives. Most humans are not conscious about their time away from work and irresponsibly lie about it in their everyday lives without knowing it is a very bad inefficient habit.

“Sorry I missed your call” is frequently a lie because we don’t like the pestering or boring caller or had more important things to do. I don’t have boring or pestering callers as friends or acquaintances so I never run into this problem. If I have an unimportant call I don’t answer it and if I want to answer then I keep it short and sweet and don’t waste my time talking to someone unimportant in my life.

“I’ll do it tomorrow” is frequently the lie in the form of a promise of a procrastinator who does not want to fulfill his responsibility to do something in a timely way and when tomorrow comes he will try to delay it some more. If you have the time and are not honestly doing something more important then force yourself off your butt and do it right away and you won’t have to lie or procrastinate.

“Thank you so much. I just loved it!” is a lie designed to avoid hurt feelings about a bad gift and you may have been brainwashed by society into thinking that you are an insensitive jerk if you don’t lie. The truth is that you are being an insensitive ass kisser promoting further inappropriate gifts by the gift giver. It is much better to just honestly say “thank you but I will rarely be using it” to an inappropriate or bad gift.

“Yea, you look great in that dress” is a social lie which is supposed to prevent immediate arguments or bad feelings. The truth is that if you praise a bad looking dress you will get more of them the next time and your disappointment will increase in your life.

If I don’t like my wife’s dress I say it is OK but add that it is not my favorite style, not my favorite pattern, not my favorite color combination, the dress is too busy, or the dress could be more elegant. Make sure your wife knows what your favorite colors, patterns, and styles are and your chances will increase that she will gradually start to try to please you more the next time around. Honesty is the best policy and I haven’t angered by wife or been slapped for my honest comments on clothes so far nor do I expect to receive anger or to be slapped in the future.

If you do like a dress then instead of raving that its beautiful give a reason for your approval and say I like the color, the pattern, the style, the color combination, its sexy, or I like short sleeves. This way you will create the impression that you know a little about fashion and your opinion will be respected.

“If you don’t come with me now I will leave you here by yourself” is an irresponsible parental lie which tries to motivate a child through fear of abandonment. It is far better to say that “if you don’t come now I won’t take you out as frequently as I do” or “I won’t bring you here again for a long time” if you really mean it. You can motivate an offspring with fear but just be sure that it is a realistic fear and not a made up fear which is illogical and a lie.

White lies are just not worth doing if you want to be respected and admired by others, especially your offspring and have a reputation as being honest and sincere and not a deceiving liar. Humans will trust your opinions and benefit from your honest comments and not doubt that you are just saying nice things to make them feel good about themselves.

The white lies are frequently told to casual friends and acquaintances and it becomes a bad habit which you will start practicing on close friends and family with whom you should be honest all the time.  White lies done to make someone emotionally feel good which are not true make you seem like an undiscriminating fool who approves of everything.

 

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ANIMAL SOUNDS COMMUNICATE MEANINGFULLY, ESPECIALLY WITH THE SAME SPECIES!!!!!

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Animal sounds are not just noise but meaningful communications which we all intuitively know if we have sociable cats and/or dogs which seem to be communicating with us some of the time.

We can learn from animals which communicate purposefully and do not pursue trivial and random communications which can really be considered noise without valuable content.

If you want to be more efficient in your communications with humans try to be short and brief and to the point and don’t just randomly talk about what just impulsively pops into your head.

Ask whether what you are about to say will inform the other human with something which they can use in their life such as good advice backed up with personal experiences or teaching them new important facts which they can use in their lives.

Try to avoid gossip and going on and on about what existed in your life in the past and minute details about your daily life.

Don’t bore people and frighten away potential new friends by trying to hang out with them conversationally.

Above all be selective in the humans you talk to the most in a smart way and usually don’t say anything at all or cut the conversation short if what you are about to say won’t help that other person in living their daily lives.

Silence is frequently golden in the wild and you should learn to be more silent in your life.

Especially think about what you are about to say in silence for a few seconds before you actually say something which should be usually important.

If you love to talk record your conversations on a mini audio recorder and then play them back when you have some time and start analyzing the conversations by asking.

Was what I said trivial and uninformative?

If the answer is yes then don’t say the same thing in the future.

Did it help the other human in some way?

If you don’t think you helped then don’t say it in future conversations.

Could I have said what I said in fewer words and still get the message across?

Analyze and eliminate those words and phrases or topics which don’t get any valuable message across in future conversations and become a more efficient more interesting talker.

Many of us just have a bad blabbing habit which all of us should be working to decrease in our lives because it is effectively just trivial noise no one wants to hear or should hear.

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