Pencil with an eraser saying the word "but" illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt. On Museum of Psychology

The word BUT erase everything said before

Saying something and then adding “but” works a bit like an eraser removing everything you said before it

I’m so sorry, but…

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt – Frits

The word “but” often works almost like the eraser on the end of the pencil, and everything you just said stop making sense in the same way. We all use it just think of the classic sentence “I really understand, but… ”

Saying “but” works a bit like an eraser, changing everything you just said

Keywords: communication, arguing, empathy, argument, excuse, dialogue, therapy, conflict, debate, words, understanding,
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