There is a great need for clarity in communicating ideas. This has implications for teachers, school administrators, and people in society. When listening to comments in the political arena, in particular, vagueness in language use predominates. "Lowering the temperature reading," and ''Cooling the rhetoric," are just two examples of a lack of clarity in the communication arena. Why not, instead, say exactly what is intended. It would be much more effective in communication to attach meaning to ideas presented.
It should not be as Protagoras in ancient Athens stated that one could argue any dilemma from either point of view. This would say that reasonable and unreasonable, or moral and immoral ideas, have equal weight. In the days of Ancient Athens, too, Gorgeous, a leading skeptic, stated that if he heard something, it could not be understood; if a could be understood, it could not be communicated;
if a could be communicated, the listener could not understand the contents; if the listener could understand the contents, he could not communicate it to others. That is a true skeptic; he/she does not believe anything. We see this in the political arena.
Individuals must always try to determine accuracy and meaning in everyday events in society. As an educator, the writer recommends clarity where understandable, accurate content is communicated, not alternative facts.
— Marlow Ediger, North Newton