Picture your primary school class room. The desks, the chairs, the blackboard.
What do your school experiences mean to you? Good? Bad? Ugly? Neutral?
Now think about everyone else that has a connection to that same class room. The teacher, the principal, the cleaner, the nerds in the front row, the cool kids in the back, the toughs, the bully, the bullied, the parents. What does that class room mean to each of them?
Just like your experience of your class room is different (and potentially very different) to everyone else’s, the meaning that you give to everything depends on your filters, your past experiences.
Want to get a glimpse of this in action? Don’t reply to a text message and see where it goes… See what meaning people give to that!