Communication devices surround us in our daily lives. Why is it that we still fail to communicate? The more accurate question is: Do we even know how to communicate?
There are various ways of communicating. There is, however, one basic purpose. It is to convey a message to another individual in a way that would proximate what both probably understand. For this to work, it would require an essential human element – sincerity.
Anything short of honesty and genuineness is a “miss-communication”. That is to say, there was a misfire from the speaker. I say misfire because, contrary to the opinion of the speaker, there was no message clear and understandable that came from his lips to begin with.
Technology can never substitute personal communication. We need to feel human. We yearn to connect with persons. We, as human beings, desire to know whether a person is genuine and honest with us. After all, effective communication presupposes a mutual understanding of trust and respect between two individuals.