Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Something I wanted to say

    The definition of communication is loosely defined as a "give and take" at best, between two or more people.  This is how it works.  You share something with me, I think about it, and I reply.  It is even better when both ends of the communication are on the same track.  This is fairly difficult in a world where most people do not read but rely on "sound bites" for information. If we read, is usually the 20+ words allowed on "Twitter" or the few that we "text" to friends and acquaintances.
     Now I ask you to read a "blog" which is by definition an expression of ideas that take a little more time and number of words.  Those ideas that deal with issues, or emotions that you feel you want to share but either don't have the time or that others don't have the time for.  How sad that so called friends don't have the time to listen carefully and respond to a friend.  I am as guilty as anyone.  I text rather than phone, I use voice commands to "write" memos or texts rather than actually speak to someone.  Honestly, it is more a factor of not being accepted for my responses than having the time. The reason for that is that when you are speaking to a friend you always have the fear that they want you to hurry.  Most people are not listening to your points, they are just waiting for their turn to talk.
     Sooo!  Why don't we begin a dialogue?  If you have gotten this far you are not one of those people I described earlier but one who knows the art of good listening.  What are your ideas, fears, emotions that you want to share?

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