What happens when we clutter the table in which the blueprints are laid out - they get lost or we don't see the drawings or the measurements!
It's the same in our communication with each other.
When there is clutter (noise, distractions, emotions, smart phones, etc.) we usually don't receive the message that the other person is trying to communicate.
We need to learn how to clean up the clutter so we can communicate with one another.