The human who lives their life in an absolute-boxed-literalism is the human who will be the most prone to deceptions, and naturally, form an inability to understand other human beings properly. The life itself can never be a total-absolute-literalism, including that of which is studied in any spiritual teaching, because words can never completely and totally describe the Universal Consciousness and its universal regulation, which is far beyond human thinking brains, nor can words completely and totally portray the feelings, emotions, wishes, desires and so forth, because truly, the entirety of reality, its workings and creations, including that of the human being themselves and the true extent of BEING far exceeds what is available in any language, regardless of how concise it may be. Feelings can never be completely assessed in words because by default, feelings transcend words and its predecessor, the thoughts, can only be described within a limited framework of the available language.
Thus, it is important that the human never lives their life in a complete literalism for any and everything, rather, the human remain open-minded, dexterous and versatile in the consciousness and consciousness perceptions, and see to it that, especially in the form of communication with other human beings, the other, more important forms of communication, are paid attention to. One must pay attention to the eyes of another, their body language, the swinging-wave oscillations, the voice, the motive, reasoning, intent and execution before they point their gaze solely upon the words. Indeed, the words are truly the last of importance in communication as it is with the material-intellectual-rational mind versus the pre-given-innermost-creational-nature. Of course, the material-intellectual-rational-mind, just like the words, serve their importance, but these are simply vehicles; cars to the real driver as the spirit would be to the body. Indeed, both must be utilized but in an order and in an entirety, not as a one part exclusive.
When words are focused upon then the human must ask themselves what are words exactly? What is language?
Language is a method of communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured or conventional way. It is not the entire block of communication nor can it ever be as that would be an illogical fantasy that does not correspond to reality. This is why it is possible that politicians, executives, pastors, speakers, corrupt leaderships and so on, can get in front of a stage, preach pretty words and have completely vile intentions. They can even go so far to mask their intentions by practicing studied body language deceptions, yet even then, if the human is to truly observe, then they will be able to see through the lies and find the truth. No lie can ever escape the test of time nor can it escape actual observation because the human, whether or not they wish to delude themselves into thinking they are clever by lying or practicing deceptive masking techniques, inevitably give themselves away because the invisible factors reveal the truth.
Words are not the entirety of human communication, nor is the body language for that matter, because the human is a creature that is composed of multiple dimensions (parts), a swinging-wave-electromagnetic-oscillating creature that is always vibrating with its true intent. The foolish human thinks they are clever and can deceive another because they cannot see these waves with their eyes and their finer senses have become so dulled, greatly thanks to generations of spiritual and consciousness poverty, that the earth humankind has become deformed; their pineal glands drastically reduced from what is natural. It is of great importance to mankind's future that he/she sees to it that they build their pineal gland as much as relatively possible and the best means to do this is through consistent meditation.
It must be noted that this is not to completely downplay completely on words and discard their importance, as is also the case with the body language. The human should, as best as they can relative to their available language and consciousness development, convey their words as concisely as possible which properly describes their thoughts, ideas, feelings, goals, dreams etc. Nevertheless it still remains impossible that the entirety of communication can be pushed through words which is also why the human must observe the motive and reasoning behind the incoming communication; regardless if that communication is in the form of face-to-face, vocal, written (IE: online, forums, social media etc.
The motive and the reasoning unveils more than what the words themselves even say as is the case with intention and eventual execution. Earth mankind has developed cultures that have accepted lying in such a ridiculous multitude of forms, especially in regard to their politics, justice systems, lawyers, sarcasm etc., that it has become commonplace and almost praised to lie. Little white lies have even been praised as a means of being compassionate, which is absolutely ridiculous, because the truth stands the test of time whether or not the human wishes to deceive for better or for worse.
May the human who reads these words cut themselves off completely from deceiving others, even in the tinniest of scales, because it adds to the overall problem of ineffective communication which leads to mistrust in humanity itself. Time and time again the human must bring themselves to clarity in order to best communicate their ideas, thoughts, feelings, stances and what not, but such must also be the case with the receiving human, because an unclear, blockheaded human cannot properly process and assess information coming to them, regardless of how perfected the communicator and their methods of conveying their thoughts, ideas, and so forth, are.
This is often the case why humans who are biased toward something are incapable of properly assessing information because their biases block their neutral-cognitive capabilities. This is why one must never perceive themselves as being attacked, slandered and so forth, even if the attacker and slanderer are doing these because it is the case that regardless of external influences, the human and solely the human alone, is responsible for every thought, feeling, emotion, action, and deed. The human is completely in control of their lives and attacks from others are truly insecurities being sprouted from themselves which is why it is of the utmost importance if the human wishes to maintain and build a healthy consciousness that he/she never perceives themselves to be a victim of insecure, delusional human beings. Insecure human beings, attackers, slanderers etc. will cleverly wrap their motive and intentions for communication in sometimes clever, well-manufactured words and presentations.
Such is often the case with politicians that attack each other or the case with smart-dumb losers who are truly vile and rotten inside but try to appear externally as a helping hand or angel of light. Again, it is completely impossible, no matter how hard one tries or how clever they think they are in their deceptions, to ever mask the truth. What is the actual truth of the communicator will come out sooner or later which makes it far more efficient that the human who is doing the initial communicating does their best within relative consciousness development to convey their ideas, thoughts and feelings in the most concise, clear, accurate manner that is not based on an insecure, deluded motivation and reasoning. The motive and reason should have a neutral-positive basis, grounded in logic, progression, peace, love for the self and others, compassion, tolerance, benefit for the growth of the self and others, and so on, because if the motive and the reasoning devolves into a lashing out because the insecure human being feels attacked or so on, then the proceeding actions such as the words and the execution of the communication becomes an illogical mess, muddled in confusion which should've been handled ahead of time before the communicator began communicating.
Of course, there are the times where it is necessary to get clarity from other human beings, but this is why it is of the utmost importance that each and every human being can be self-governing and be able to deal with and rectify their feelings and emotions without needing another human being for comfort. The stronger the human grows in themselves, the greater their communicative ability and ability to receive, process and assess information in a beneficial manner. The weaker the human is in themselves, the lesser their communicative ability and their ability to properly process and assess information to themselves in a beneficial manner. This is why a human who is insecure, delusional, depressive, angry and so forth can, even with the best, most loving advice and communication from another, never be able to properly receive information because they have formed a block around their receptive capabilities. Under very little circumstances can true communication break through to them and it is rare, far and few in between due to the stubbornness and blockheadedness they have developed in themselves.
The key to proper communication starts from the self which is why no human should ever think or feel that going about harboring bad feelings and emotions is the correct method of their assessment of received information. If the human is harboring in bad thoughts then it will create terrible feelings and terrible emotions, greatly complicating their ability to properly process what they're dealing with. If the human is feeling a terribleness then he/she should see to it that they assess themselves and find the rotting wood within their consciousness that is bringing them down. Never and never is it ever possible that any other human can cause another to feel a certain way because regardless of external influence, each and every human being is an individual and solely feels their own feelings and emotions. It is impossible for anyone else to feel another's feelings which has nothing to do with true empathy.
Empathy, which is important to human communication, is a logical assessment and the ability to understand the feelings of another within their own relative framework of feeling and emotional intelligence. Thus, it is the case that empathy should never be regarded as sympathy, the latter of which is completely ineffective. May the human who reads these words truly see to it that they develop a complete and total understanding, at least to the best of their relative capabilities, of themselves, how they operate, why they operate the way they do, what makes them tick, what doesn't and so on and so forth, because it is only through the unbiased observation and identification of the self and all self-factors can one build the necessary capabilities to deal with themselves and other human beings at large. Communication first starts with the self and knowing the self, then and only then, can the human be the best communicator and receiver possible.