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Communication is an aspect of life that all people, young and old, need in their lives as there are endless possibilities of expressing one’s emotions

| December 19, 2012

Introduction

Communication is an aspect of life that all people, young and old, need in their lives as there are endless possibilities of expressing one’s emotions and thoughts therefore there are endless possibilities of communicating regardless of whether it is effective or not.

Communication can be verbal and by having a verbal conversation with someone or simply using facial expressions, one can trigger a reaction to something that was said or done. People can also use their body language to express their feelings or attitudes such as hunching over which indicates boredom or tiredness. Whether people fight or converse, they will always be communicating and this communication will always effect the interactions between humanity.

How people interact with one another depends on a variety of aspects such as; moods, awareness, emotions or voice projections. Sometimes individuals interact by masking their feelings behind their words or by listening to and understanding others whereas others will comment whenever and wherever the opportunity to do so arises. Unfortunately, in our generation, people interact in ways that are influenced by the society in which they live.

When living in an urbanized society it is unlikely that an individual will not be influenced by developments such as technology which has become a commodity each individual must have because it makes global networking easier and allows for an increase in multi- tasking and complex learning tasks to be done faster and at a cheaper rates. Although technology has made life easier and more interesting, by means of being able to “surf the net” and play video games or Nintendo games, it has also limited face-to-face interactions between individuals and made it more ‘acceptable’ for society to express their feelings using emoticons, such as smiley faces, to communicate with others on an ‘emotional’ level.

In past generations letters were used to interact and it was considered sophisticated.  Children were taught to play the piano and politely address any individual. Then again they did not have technology to rock their world. Children today use their phones to send messages to their siblings who are just a room away from them. This contributes to the fact that when it comes to direct interactions with people children become withdrawn because they literally don’t know how to converse unless it’s done over a phone . Technology has its advantages but its disadvantages as well but people have managed to do without it.

Some individuals have mastered effective communication, where the possibilities of communication range from using fear to get a reaction and/or giving empathy or being brave enough to listen to those they know weren’t initially interested in interacting with them at all. These people acknowledge how and why they feel the way they feel before engaging in any situation they are face with and then react appropriately to get the desired outcome. Many individuals use common sense to analyse others and their surroundings before interacting with them whereas others take it to a whole new level.

Individuals use fear to interact but instead they get arrogant smiling. Showing arrogance may get them an elegant reserve or endless expressions of anger or aggression. Some speak uncontrollably and overload others with information they’ll never retain or they talk compulsively get rid of the person. Others blatantly show their lack of interest while others never succeed in getting their point across

Communication can always be effective just as the author, Donovon said, “Real communication is happening, if you feel well and are being understood while you understand” and the possibilities never end…

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