As humans, we are drawn together and then we notice we must be apart.
Language bridges the ideas stuck inside two minds. Communication is the difference between a human and society. We must have communication to have what we have. We must never forget the flaws inherent in attempting to communicate with another mind.
We feel communication is fairly simple as we do it on a near constant basis, everyday for multiple hours. It is easy and comes naturally. Remember that time you tried to speak to someone and they didn't understand your words? That is where verbal language fails. The other must have the decoder ring or you are simply making patterned sound.
There are also many other concerns related to attention. I won't speak to them here as it is a large tangent.
Understanding is incredibly difficult if both speakers talk past each other. We must find a consensus before we move forward. We must find balance to properly initiate change. If the whole consensus is, "I am Me and I speak English." Then at least you both understand each other. Now a conversation can accelerate.
I have spent my whole life trying to be understood and recently discovered reviewing the basics of X with whomever you speak with is more important than arguing. When I am not understood quickly, I beg the other mind to allow me a second to justify myself. When they refuse, I tell them this topic of conversation is basically over until I can explain myself so they change the topic and we move on.
It is fairly obvious, fairly simple, but has been a boon to my communication ability. Remember to review and understand your basics everyday. Knowing the basics makes everything else possible.
Just a simple rant on Language. Any disagreements?