Yes, BUT…two words guaranteed to shut down any conversation.
How many times do we all listen to the first two seconds of someone’s comments and already have a”but” waiting. Nothing negates another’s feelings like the word “but”. It means, yes … except I totally reject your feeling and accept only my own as truth.
Try: Yes, AND…
“Yes, and” builds on the conversation. It validates the emotion and perspective of the person you are talking to while still leaving space for yourself.
We all have a story. A unique perspective to share. We are stronger together.
What do you think?