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Communications: just like tennis

 

November 16, 2022



I have a daughter who in her early teens was happy to sit hang out, or travel with me. She usually preferred to do so in near silence. I would say something, maybe an idle comment and she would smile silently and watch the scenery.

This was a little frustrating. I tried to accept it as normal for the age. However, I remained unsatisfied. I wanted to chat. I decided I needed a teaching aid, an analogy or metaphor, to illustrate the basics of communication. I found one, tennis.

“Genny, have you ever thought that hanging out with someone is like a friendly game of tennis?“

”Huh?”

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