Personal Narrative-Verbal Communication

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Verbal communication is indispensable. Well, at least that’s what I thought, before I was unable to speak for three hours. It was an interesting exercise. I thought about all the people in the world who are incapable of speaking, but still able to communicate. With knowing this, it helped me to remain focused and hold my tongue until my time was up.
It was comedy night at my church on Saturday, May 28th. I knew I was going to be there awhile, so it was the perfect place for this exercise. I was at church from 7pm-10:30pm. I told my family about the project, but no one else. At first, I felt uneasy because everyone is used to me talking all the time. And I didn’t really know how to handle being around my family and friends without saying a word. I tried to think of other ways to communicate before I got there. I did not come up with anything, so I just had to “wing-it.”
When I got to church, my lips were sealed. People were greeting me and asking me how school was going. Of course, I wanted to verbally respond. But I couldn’t. I simply just nodded my head, smiled, and gave a thumbs up. Then, I saw my friend that I haven’t seen in
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The value of something is never recognized until it is taken away. That’s exactly what happened to me. My voice is what makes people pay attention and listen. Without it, I felt irrelevant and did not know any other effective ways to communicate. To me, it reminds me of how we as a society are puppets to the puppeteers. The puppeteers are the media. We don’t have a voice sometimes because we let the media speak for us and tell us how to feel. My lack of communication made me feel excluded and susceptible to anything. I could have easily gestured yes or no, but what good is it that if I have no reasoning behind why I’m doing it. This showed me that for those that can, speaking is vital. And to not let anyone, especially the media take your voice

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