There are many ways to communicate and everyone seems to have their prefered method. In the present times there is no excuse for a lack of communication, not with Facebook, Twitter, texting, cell phones, land lines, email, instant message, snail mail, and countless other methods of getting your point across. So, why is it that some people have such a hard time communicating if all these methods are available to them? This question has plagued many not only in our times, but as far back as the stone age.
According to Webster’s online dictionary, the word communication can be traced back to the 14th century and means the process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behaviors. This seemingly would include an online sim league, even though those did not exist in the 14th century. I do believe however, that if say Joan of Arc offered Richard II a trade in their simulation league, the King would most definately have a servant respond with his decree.
How does one expect a certain outcome if his or her wishes are not fully expressed? It seems logical to assume that if you want a conversation to take place on a certain subject and go out of your way to make that conversation happen, that continued effort must take place on your part. In short, your work is not done by saying, hello.
We should all get up tomorrow morning and blog about how we will become better communicators, then put the plan into action. There is no ribbon to wear or charity in which to donate money, but lack of communication is a serious matter. I implore everyone who reads this article to call someone, write a note, or just grunt at a fellow employee today. Do something that shows we as a civilization have not given up on talking to each other, and one day when you decide to call, there will be a voice waiting for you on the other end. How cool is that?