“So the whole war is because we can’t talk to each other.” ― Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
Communication is the most important part in any relationship. Be it personal, professional or random. I believe most of us lack this essential skill. We don’t know when to speak, when to speak up and when not to speak. Most importantly we tend to speak at unnecessary times and unnecessary things.
The art of communication should be taught in schools, nevertheless, it is the time we think before we talk, speak up when required, shut up when you are not asked to speak or know when it is unnecessary to talk.
In the name of sense of humour,
we hurt and spread the rumour.
We speak without giving any thought,
seldom do we want things to sort.
We are hurt but we can’t speak up,
although words are flowing from the cup.
We don’t speak when it is needed the most,
between what is to be said not said a lot of voice is lost.
The IM replaces calls,
the good old language just falls.
It is time to buckle up and raise,
get back to the good old communication ways.
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That is a relevant post on communication skills. Can’t agree more regarding the first two lines. Very nice way of communicating the importance of communication!
Very relevant post on importance of communication. Can’t agree more regarding misuse of humour, beautiful way of communicating about communication.
Unless spoken out aloud, there’s always a chance of miscommunication, specially in emails and chats. True, humor can hurt too, we need to be mindful of other’s emotions.
Many conflicts can be avoided if people spoke up instead of making assumptions and keeping mum. And right you are, communication is the key to strong relationships. The message us well conveyed. 🙂
So very true. Fights, misunderstandings and distance between people are caused by speaking or not speaking when necessary, amongst many other reasons. We need to take a few seconds to think before we speak. Speaking up is necessary as well. It is not heroic to stay mum when you should be voicing out your opinion or letting the world know if you are going through something nasty!
Thanks for bringing this to light.
Social Stigmas are a bane for our societies.Lets not give in.
Readers of the Night