Humans and the obvious

via Daily Prompt: Obvious

Beautiful day, huh?

Every so often, we say things, we comment on things. And that’s how we communicate, that’s how we start conversations,…that’s how we end discussions 🙂

I met my best friend on the road this morning and one if the first two sentences I said to her included the words “you’re smart!”. Of course she is. I am aware of that and she is aware of that. Heck, everyone can see it.  That’s why she dressed up this morning , that’s why she bought that wine red dress in the first place, so she could be smart.

As human beings, there is this need to keep stating the most obvious of things. Have never understood why, but am human after all. I keep hearing things like, you are tall, that’s a nice car, nice shoes; well, it’s not evil and it’s necessary.

It is necessary because sometimes, and only sometimes it reminds us of some obvious truths that we should not forget like the simple fact that you and I will one day be no more. Perhaps we say these things because after that time, there will be no chance of acknowledging them.

And, what some people may perceive as a lack of originality and lack of insight may be perceived by others to be a supportive thought and a push to agree with something in a way that may add value to the discussion. This thought may help create consensus and focus attention on a particular point of agreement that may lead to increased discussion and clarity.

You fell down? Did it hurt?