Why is communication so important to us? Well, how can
someone act for us, or help us, if they don’t know what we need or what we want.
Communication amongst us humans is very important indeed.
Have you ever sat down and watched how animals communicate? Well they
certainly do communicate. And they communicate much, much more then we do. And
they communicate in a much more profound way then we do
And what about relationships? Well one thing I have found that causes more
relationship breakdowns then anything else, is the lack of communication in
couples and their families. People just don’t seem to sit down and communicate
anymore. And the same goes with parents and their children. They just don’t have
that deep way of letting the other person know exactly how they feel, or what’s
going on inside their thoughts, if you like. I truly have seen many tragic
outcomes, when there isn’t any communication in
In 2005 my father passed away in a hospital in Tasmania. His death was
caused because there was no communication between doctors, nurses, and family.
The doctors never once talked to my family, and hardly ever talked to the nurses
either. It was a very hard lesson that my family learnt, and it had a very big
price tag attached to it also. And I know of many, many more cases which have
had an outcome very similar to that of my fathers. So we see a lack of
communication can have devastating long term effects on people and their
Did you know that 99% of all conversation these days is just idle gossip.
How much of what we say to others is of real importance? I still remember when I
was young. We didn’t have mobile phones. We only just had a house phone. Back
then personal telegrams were still in place. But you knew that if someone
knocked on your door to give you a personal telegram, that it would be a message
of great importance. Not like the messages people send these days on their
How many of us could tell another person how we really feel? How many of
us could truly sit down and have a deep and meaningful conversation with other
people? Remember to be successful in our lives we need to communicate.
Communicate with your partners, communicate with your children, and communicate
with your bosses at work. Infact, communicate with everybody more and you’ll see
that your life will run smoother, with more meaning in it also.
And in communicating, let’s not forget to tell our loved ones, families
and friends that we truly do love them