Language is part of a toolset we use to paint scenes in daily life.
If much of our in-person communication happens through body language and tone of voice, does that relegate words to a fuzzy code that can be misunderstood, unheard or ignored?
Not if we work at it.
Communication starts with listening.
Listening requires understanding.
Understanding requires thought.
Thought requires concentration.
Concentration requires a conscious decision.
In other words (no pun intended), we choose how engaged we want to be.
Language alone can create impressions.
Attention, openness and empathy--when combined with language--can create magic.