You See

There may be no way to apply diplomacy here. So, I’m just going to say it.

SeeStop saying, “you see….”

  • You don’t know what I see.
  • You may not know me at all.
  • What I see, or how I see things, belongs to me.
  • Starting a sentence with those words is purely presumptuous.
  • With those two little words, you may lose me as a member of your audience.

Start a sentence with, “you see” and I’m now wondering why you think you know how I see things. So, while I’m thinking about why you think you know me that well, I cannot hear what you are saying. I’m thinking about your presumptuous attitude. I’m thinking that you are trying to tell me how I see things. None of those results benefits your cause.

So, stop.