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 voice
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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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