“Effective human communication” – a rare gem…

“We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanize what is a very, very important part of community life and living together.”  – Vincent Nicholas.
The day is not far when the calls for the dinner table would be made through the social media networks and the death condolences would be flying through the electronic gadgets, that have become an inevitable part of the human life cycle. Parents are often seen complaining to the teachers,and work mates about their children being lost in the virtual world ecstasies and missing onto the actual life realities.
To break the monotony of the prolonged school lectures, the only rescue available at their disposal that provides them moments of blissful thrill is either their i-pads or their x-box or play stations. The essence of sharing some good serious face to face conversations, greeting your elders and mates by having direct dialogues and sharing stories of excitement and dismay, goes long missing in the present day scenario. The ability of listening beyond words is far vanishing for the domineering influence of technology has overtaken its place.
Often witnessed are the cases where the lack of such recreational activities and the ideas of being connected through the power of speech and expressions in different forms leaves the person insensitive to their elders feelings and concerns and unresponsive to the opportunities that might have changed their lives in an extra-ordinary manner.
The want of time is to let them discover their worth, by extracting their hidden potentialities and honing their life skills in a way that makes them reach the zenith while still sticking to their ground realities; by making them self-confident and at the same time, the ones mastering the art of time management; the one who leads through the persuasion and presentation skills and yet at the same time is equally efficient in maintaining good interpersonal relationships.
The hardest part, however, of any new beginning is the first step of initiative towards it. But once we start believing in the miraculous impact that process of transformation is likely to bring in our day-to-day existence, it sets us on the right track and gets us going. And that is when we get to witness that there is so much to learn from life, not just about ourselves, but also about the other people, the different facets of life and the environment.

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The importance of maintaining good “inter-personal relationships”..

Fewer are the ones who get to spend their lives, surviving on their own, not caring about a thing in the world, and just remaining content with what they have in their store. But, not all of us are bestowed with such higher levels of self-reliance and emotional independence. Specially, in a country like India, which is largely characterized by the higher levels of emotional interdependence and family support, one can in no way, segregate himself from its core.
One of the basic requisites of sustaining a healthy life is the key to maintaining good relationships, be it at work place or be it at home. It is important because we all, at some or the other point of time, need that emotional support, when we are low; we all long for a back up, when we are just not at the best of ourselves. No one can stay aloof, for a longer time. The silence of the surroundings, the missing elements of the tacit understanding, all leave the person, depressed and fragile.

The person, no matter how many bag full of riches he earns, no matter how many laurels, he brings back with him, would still not be satisfied deep down inside, if he is the one, who has been left alone in this walk of life, with no one to care for him and no one, to whom he can look up to and express his set of feelings, as freely as he would want to.
After all, what is the worth of that happiness, when you have no one to share it with?
Even a child, on bagging the first prize in the recitation competition at school, runs up to his parents with that glowing happiness, anticipating that there is someone who will appreciate him for his efforts and who will always be there to encourage him for his future endeavours.
Even the toddlers, cry their heart out, in front of their mothers, believing that they would be heard, irrespective of their medium of communication or its end purpose.
A man, who just got the promotion at work or an additional incentive of salary hike, too, would either call his mother, or wife to share that essence of bliss, he must have been keeping inside.
It’s as simple as that, we all feel the need to be heard, while we struggle with a thousand conflicting thoughts inside our head; we all want to get appreciated, for our efforts, even if they are not the ones that ultimately let us taste the real success; we all feel the need of sharing our happiness and celebrating it with people other than ourselves; we all want to live in a notion that no mater how hard and adverse the situation gets, there will always be someone for us, to protect and to lend his helping hand.
These insecurities or fears, whatever you may call it, make it essential for us to maintain cordial relations with the people, who matter. Staying in harmony with people around us, is proven to have made, carrying on human chores, in an easy-going manner.

Hence, it is very important to ensure that, we maintain effective relationships, at every level, in all the stances, so as to lead a life with a sense of belongingness and a sense of security, which is deep-rooted within us. This is so, because the beauty of life is to give back, as much as you take from others. And there could be no greater sense of comfort than dwelling in the feeling of “togetherness”.

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