Lost In Translation

Perception is the way you interpret something
Translation is the way we understand things that defer
While learning a new language, I’ve realized how easy it is for what you say to be lost in translation
The problem may not be that what you're saying is wrong
It may be that what I’m hearing is wrong
Maybe I haven't learned the words to understand you

Perception is similar in the fact that
What I say and how you understand it plays a considerable role in interpretation
We all come from different backgrounds
Different nations
That's why it's lost in translation
I can say one thing to two people
One can take it as criticism
While the other takes it as hating on them

I control what I do and say,
You control how you listen and learn
I believe in the benefit of the doubt
Because how we think will differ

In the same way, you would ask for clarification
If you don't understand a word in another language
Ask for clarification if you don't understand someone's tone
If what they say is out of line
If their joke hits home
But their intentions malign
Most of the time, it's miscommunication
Say what you mean and focus on how you say it,
The last thing you want is to be lost in translation



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