Communication is sometimes a vulnerable experience. It is a necessary experience to accurately express your thoughts and feelings to other people and requires you to be authentic and reveal your thoughts and feelings to others.
Clear communication requires you to be comfortable with your thoughts and feelings to share them. If you aren’t comfortable with your own thoughts, then it can muddle your communicated ideas or inaccurately reflect your emotions. If you haven’t come to terms with how you feel, then you may still be figuring out your own thoughts and emotions for yourself – so how can you expect someone else to get it when you can’t even get it.
This SAME thing can happen if you don’t have the words or vocabulary to accurately communicate your thoughts and feelings exactly. You might know a related word or similar word, but vocabulary is such a huge component of accurately describing or labeling your thoughts and feelings.
Why use sad when you can use devastated, distraught, heart-broken, melancholy, or sorrowful. Each of these words can better communicate a nuance of sad and having the power to choose the correct reflection of your thoughts and emotions gives you more power to communicate.