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    28 Sep '13 02:38
    Why are so many people so terribly bad at it?

    And i'm not talking about spending an hour on the phone talking about the weather and Jane next door. I'm talking about communicating about real things, things that shape our lives and affect others.
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    28 Sep '13 02:43
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Why are so many people so terribly bad at it?

    And i'm not talking about spending an hour on the phone talking about the weather and Jane next door. I'm talking about communicating about real things, things that shape our lives and affect others.
    Communication is the art of converting thought to word. The average person doesn't think straight so...
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    28 Sep '13 03:34
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Communication is the art of converting thought to word. The average person doesn't think straight so...
    That's why they write crooked?🙂
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    28 Sep '13 06:57
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Why are so many people so terribly bad at it?

    And i'm not talking about spending an hour on the phone talking about the weather and Jane next door. I'm talking about communicating about real things, things that shape our lives and affect others.
    to communicate in that depth one needs trust. Friendship is not easy to achieve and easily lost. And we probably have a lot of people around who feel burned and will be very catious in communicating.

    That the type of communication is not taking place on an open internet site is quite clear.
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    28 Sep '13 07:281 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    to communicate in that depth one needs trust. Friendship is not easy to achieve and easily lost. And we probably have a lot of people around who feel burned and will be very catious in communicating.

    That the type of communication is not taking place on an open internet site is quite clear.
    Communicating with people you know, and with people you occasionally meet is easy and fun. Communicating with people on an internet site is something totally different and cannot compare.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    28 Sep '13 08:49
    “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." Oscar Wilde
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Exactly...everything.
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    18 Oct '13 17:10
    Communication is a myth.
    Politeness is most one can get from the conversation.

    People usually wants only two things when they socialize:
    to look smart.
    And they fear only one thing: to look ridiculous.

    When they are still young...

    When they grow old they desire only one thing: to live for ever and they fear only death.

    Communication is therefore a monologue, covered violence of former cavemen.
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    18 Oct '13 17:34
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Communication is a myth.
    Politeness is most one can get from the conversation.

    People usually wants only two things when they socialize:
    to look smart.
    And they fear only one thing: to look ridiculous.

    When they are still young...

    When they grow old they desire only one thing: to live for ever and they fear only death.

    Communication is therefore a monologue, covered violence of former cavemen.
    Not everyone who is old wants to live forever and not all of us who are old are afraid of dying.

    That's a myth.
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    18 Oct '13 17:47
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Communication is a myth.
    Politeness is most one can get from the conversation.

    People usually wants only two things when they socialize:
    to look smart.
    And they fear only one thing: to look ridiculous.

    When they are still young...

    When they grow old they desire only one thing: to live for ever and they fear only death.

    Communication is therefore a monologue, covered violence of former cavemen.
    Verley, verly interrrlestinck!



    GRANNY.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Oct '13 17:55
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Communication is a myth.
    Politeness is most one can get from the conversation.

    People usually wants only two things when they socialize:
    to look smart.
    And they fear only one thing: to look ridiculous.

    When they are still young...

    When they grow old they desire only one thing: to live for ever and they fear only death.

    Communication is therefore a monologue, covered violence of former cavemen.
    Does gender mix play a role along with age, in your opinion?
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    18 Oct '13 20:11
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Does gender mix play a role along with age, in your opinion?
    Now you reminded me on another subject->>
    how men and women grow old in different ways. It's worth separate thread.
    Give me a few minutes...
    🙂
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    18 Oct '13 22:09
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Communication is the art of converting thought to word. The average person doesn't think straight so...
    Communication breakdown
    It's always the same
    Having a nervous breakdown
    Drive me insane...
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    18 Oct '13 22:191 edit
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Communication is a myth.
    Politeness is most one can get from the conversation.

    People usually wants only two things when they socialize:
    to look smart.
    And they fear only one thing: to look ridiculous.

    When they are still young...

    When they grow old they desire only one thing: to live for ever and they fear only death.

    Communication is therefore a monologue, covered violence of former cavemen.
    Honest two-way communication is rare these days.

    If you ask 10 people "When you're having a conversation, do you really listen to the other person, or do you simply wait your turn to speak?" I'd say 7 or 8 of those 10, if being honest, would say "I just wait to speak".

    People value very little these days except themselves, and they don't understand why other people don't seem to place as high a value on them as they do. Therefore, frustration is at an all-time high, which is why we see so much road-rage (just one example of the lack of empathy) in America.

    (I say "in America" because I live here, I don't live anywhere else, ergo I don't know the situation in other places.)
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    19 Oct '13 00:32
    Originally posted by Suzianne

    (I say "in America" because I live here, I don't live anywhere else, ergo I don't know the situation in other places.)
    Flights are cheap... passports are cheap... accommodation is cheap... food is cheap... traveling and learning about different cultures is priceless.
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