Context

I read an article that asked the interviewee for a wish.  The respondent said that they wished, ‘a different political party was in control of congress in Washington, DC.’  A wish that probably resonates with half the population at any moment in time.  The issue is that the comment was made before the last congressional elections and the political leadership has switched parties.  Now the statement reads differently than intended.  Had the interviewee been specific and said which party they wished to see in power then the meaning would have weathered current events with a little more grace.  Context is important.  Painting a detailed picture about what you believe typically lasts longer than a vague suggestion.

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