Communication Processes Between People Essay

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Communication Processes Between People

In today's hustle and bustle of everyday life, men, women, and children
walk past one another without even a friendly smile or hello. As global
technology grows, communication between individuals gets more distant and
less personal. Even in families, messages are left on the answering
machine or as notes on the fridge. Therefore, with todays' highly
competitive technological world, it is vital to receive and maintain some
old-fashioned inter-personal communication.

Communication throughout history progresses from face-to-face to smoke
signals, to the Pony Express to Canada Post, to the telephone to telex
machines to modems. The fax machine is so impersonal that neither
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People are turning off the world, blotting it out, and turning to
their own drummer. This in turn, affects their listening skills. In fact,
listening to a "Walkman" over the halfway point for more than forty minutes
a day, three days a week, is a leading contributor to permanent hearing
loss.

This syndrome can also be taken relate to television watching,
especially in this day and age when we have "Much Music" broadcast all over
the country. A short attention span and a lack of concentration are other
factors in this ongoing problem. With the introduction of the remote
control television, not more than fifteen years ago, people have had the
opportunity to change stations as soon as the action isn't as fast as
they'd like it, or to skip over commercials. So, it affects other people
too, as they have to put up with those who only hear them when they want
to, or on the second time around.

Also, on dates, couples are turning more and more to impersonal
activities and lifestyles like being entertained by all the latest
high-tech equipment such as video games, computers and movies. This
doesn't promote much conversation, because each person is just sitting,
watching, as if they were there alone. Married couples often spend most of
their day working, so they have less time to talk. Families should set
aside a time for some informal talk each day, where they're away from the…

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