Thursday, November 15, 2012

How can two

very different things often foreseen by people as the same thing? Talking and communicating. These two things are very very different yet people tend to treat them as the same thing. Why? Oh wait, let me narrow it down into 2 questions. Why do people tend to see it as the same thing, and why does these two differs so much?

For these questions, the answer is, people tend to communicate nowadays via talking. Although in this era, text messaging and emailing seems the more likely way people use to communicate, talking is still one of the most efficient way of communicating. But why? Because when you talk, you create expression, voice tones and gestures. In other words, talking is just a way of communicating, same goes to gestures. Communication is the end product.

Why is this so important? Why is this guy blabbering about something very general? Why is this guy fat? I don't have the answer for the last question but for the first question, it's quite simple. Communication is a two way interaction. If you're talking about cars, per say, does it mean that the person listening understands? What makes you so sure that he/she understands? Just because you use a language that person knows, doesn't mean they understand. Makes more sense right? But here's the twist.

What pushes me to bring my blog out of hiatus is because, lately, there has been a lot of miscommunication happening around me. I kept wondering, how did that happen? What hit me like a truck was that we were all talking in a language that both of the receiving end understands. So where did I go wrong?

Communicating is a skill. which has to be developed. It doesn't come easy like your main language. Don't take communication for granted. A beat on the chest can mean you're angry like King Kong. A nod of the head means you agree or yes. A rub on the belly can tell people that you're full. These, my readers, is a form of successful communication.

Now you know what I'm trying to send to all of you. So next time when you try to deliver a message, make sure it is delivered. Make sure they understand. Make sure, you're not only talking, text messaging, emailing, tweeting nor chatting but you are communicating.

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