I came across the above topic at a zoom meeting during the week. And I was reminded of the importance of active listening in communication. The cynic in me looks at all the ways we can communicate now besides a face to face meet up or a telephone call.
We have email, text, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Blogging and Pinterest. And yet I sometimes think that with so many ways to stay in touch that sometimes I feel out of touch. I have always had a mixed reaction to social media.
Once upon a time, when I was growing up, there was this thing called ‘Mass’. It is very much out of fashion now for a myriad of reasons (most of which are too upsetting to go into). All religion aside, it did have the effect of a community gathering and anyone that did not attend was noticeable by their absence and concerned questions would be asked.
Nowadays so much of our communication is conducted in isolation which is a bit of an oxymoron in and of itself, but there you go. We are all so connected, yet so apart.
I had fun looking up Gary Larson cartoons. I almost forgot how clever they are. There will be plenty more over the next few days.
Big Bang Theory – Active listening https://youtu.be/p1jzdSzGHnA
Everyone loves Raymond –https://youtu.be/4VOubVB4CTU
That’s all for now