Does Communication Affect Our Lives? Essay

905 Words May 20th, 2016 4 Pages
What is communication? According to our HCOM book we used in this class, the definition of communication is the process by which individuals use symbols, signs, and behaviors to exchange information. However, do communications actually affect our lifestyles or our feelings? Developing and maintaining relationships is essential to our happiness; yet, this is extremely challenging. As humans, we communicate with each other in order to develop and maintain our relationships, while trying to manage our conflicts and solve our problems. The communication that we show among our dearest ones are the most important. On our daily lives we don’t realize how crucial our communications are; however when we come up to a difficult situation we realize that it was due to a lack of understanding. Having good communication with our friends is important because we can rely on them for when we are in need of someone. If we do not maintain a good relationship the risks of having arguments increases because we cannot express ourselves. The way that we express ourselves is very important because it becomes easier for people to know us for who we truly are. One example of bad communication in a family would be when I didn’t tell my mom that I was feeling bad even though it was evident that I was hiding something from her. She asked me a couple of times but I just hoped that she’d figure it out on her own. I had an uneasy feeling all day but yet I didn’t tell my mom. This experience…

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