Hi everyone! 🙂 How are you? I hope you are doing well. I love to talk to and to get to know people from all over the world. I love studying other cultures and I believe being an effective and positive communicator is necessary to living my life in this world. It is a building block to having good relationships and having enriching experiences. I have always been interested in learning other languages and I want to show everyone that they matter in this world. We are all God’s beautiful creation.
With how I am becoming a master at communication is simply by focusing on a person’s positives instead of negatives and showing them that I believe in their capabilities. I choose to see the glass as half full instead of half empty. There are some people that I have come into conversation with that want to focus on the glass as being more empty than full. I have chosen in my life to focus on the glass being more full. No one is perfect and there are things in this life that are beyond our control. Life is like a variable.
What I came to talk about today are some of the social pitfalls in communication on social media like Facebook, for example. I have noticed within this last year to two that people are being more “brazen” towards each other in communication. It is like anything goes in the form of words on there at times. People think that they can talk derogatory to another person on there and that it doesn’t mean anything which is totally false. Words always will have an impact on someone else. I have witnessed arguments on social media, “name-calling”, to one cussing another one out. I wonder if that person who is doing all of that negative communication would do that to that same person if they saw them face to face. My guess I bet would be “No”. Interesting how some people think they can say anything to someone else because they are sitting behind a computer screen and then thinking it doesn’t matter. It Does Matter. That is a person who is made of flesh and blood like you and has feelings also. I felt sadness at seeing the contempt in speech at times on Facebook.
Another thing that could be hurtful to another person is de-friending them. That is a form of communication in itself. No one likes being de-friended. I had someone de-friend me because her and my beliefs were different and she couldn’t accept me for my differences in opinion. It hurt me. When you are talking through a comment, texting, and messaging someone and you don’t see their body language and facial expressions then that can lead to misinterpretations or hiccups in the art of communication also. If someone starts to talk about a controversial topic like politics then that does not mean that “name-calling” or de-friending needs to begin if you don’t exactly agree. Each person should be able to say what they believe without the other person attacking them verbally and vice versa. We are all meant to be different human beings. We should respect one another no matter whether we agree with each other’s political views or not.
I think having a positive attitude in communication and saying something always positive and uplifting is where the art is in communication. If someone starts talking a negative to you then turn it around into a positive in conversation. I love being on social media and have been for quite some time now. All I wish for everyone and myself is that communication is positive, encouraging, and uplifting for us to learn and move forward in a good direction and not lose friendships or family relations out there in order to have enriching experiences in our lives.