- Feb 25, 2021
You do not understand. Imagine, if you will, someone who broke down their sentence by saying each word five minutes apart. How hard would that be for you to follow along and remain engaged in that conversation? I am certain you could do it if you put your mind toward it. Humans are capable of many things, and so it would be possible yet difficult. Patience would have nothing to do with it. If all you believe is patience is the problem, I admit I do not have the communication skills to explain the larger picture.I appreciate that you aren't trying to sound arrogant, so please accept that what I'm saying is likewise not intended to offend.
I can tell your post took a very short time, as it was far more rambling and repetitive than it could have been had you taken the time to collect and organize your thoughts. There's a lot of unnecessary verbiage and some parts of your response don't really say anything. Your post may have been quick for you to type, but it forces more effort on the reader to work out what you're trying to say. Whatever your intention, that's just bad communication. Best practice in communication is to take whatever time is necessary to make your message as clear and unambiguous as possible.
Your post also perpetuates a common misconception that has become prevalent among many who "grew up" with computers and the internet. No matter how many times it's stated or by how many people, your brain doesn't process information any faster or any better than the rest of us.
We all deal with things one at a time. That doesn't mean we can't keep track of many different things, we just queue them up for processing. I'm an old guy, but in my working life, I routinely handled 15-20 projects concurrently, as did everyone around me. However, I only ever worked on one at a time. When you say "I can process multiple conversations simultaneously with multiple people without skipping a beat or losing the depth of the conversation, and the meaning behind everything be said." what you are really saying is that you can keep track of multiple things and switch tasks quickly, which is a common feature of human cognition. The difference between people is
This brings us back to the "slow pace" of forums.
- how many things you choose to keep track of, and
- how much time or effort you put into each one at any time
What you are describing here is a lack of patience, another common human failing. It is easy to quickly deal with a large number of small conversations as they happen, clearing the way to take in more things. It takes more cognitive energy to deal with a discussion that occurs over time and reduces the number of other things you can process. Not everyone likes that, just as some people prefer to read short stories that can be finished in a sitting, rather than novels that can take weeks or more to read.
I haven't misunderstood. And please, don't confuse quantity with quality. You can jump onto various platforms and interact with many people in a short period of time, as any of us can. That doesn't mean you are communicating effectively or clearly. In the end, clear communication is what everyone is after.