November 4

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Goodbye

Several weeks ago, a friend posted on Facebook. It said one word.

"Goodbye."

There were several responses to the post. Asking if he was okay. Asking if he needed someone to talk to. Asking if they needed to be worried about him.

No response. Lots of people got worried.

Finally, it was confirmed that he was okay. It turned out that his "goodbye" meant, "Goodbye, I'm taking a break from Facebook."

When we communicate, it's easy to forget that the other person probably doesn't have all the context. 

When context is lost, the message is misinterpreted.

And when the message is misinterpreted, it causes responses we never intended.

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About Jonathan Roberts

I am the founder and director of the South Shore Piano School, and I have been teaching the piano for nearly 20 years. My work centers around bringing music to the lives of kids, parents, and adults in an enriching, meaningful way. At the South Shore Piano School, my incredible colleagues and I accomplish this through skill-based teaching, community, and an innovative, people-first business model. You can read more about me here.


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