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C’mon, communicate!

Communication with a fellow human is the basis of life. I have long felt this. Whether it is the old man in the train who sends a reciprocal wave to the child hopping in excitement at the railway crossing, or the serious faced student who quietly hands an irreverent note to her classmate or even the much maligned housewife who passes a few words along with the tea to the silent husband, aren’t we all just looking for a chance to communicate?

Recently I heard of a book chain, an admirable concept that involves sending a book to a stranger and receiving one, too. I couldn’t help feeling that this chain succeeds more because of the need to communicate, than just because of a love for books.

We are a country of talkers. In trains buses schools fairs religious gatherings . We talk talk talk . On phones , commenting and chatting is almost compulsory. Then why is it that we often fail to communicate?

The father who loves his child, the son who cares for his parents, siblings who grew up together, neighbours who spend years living next door – why do we not communicate the love within our hearts?

7 thoughts on “C’mon, communicate!

  1. Hey Shalu, drop the Ma’am, please! When I was young(er) I was very shy and found it difficult to communicate orally. It was easier to write. Now not so much. I suppose growing older has its compensations!


      1. Ma’am do you feel easy to communicate..?? Because I have seen that for some people it is easy while for others it’s tough.. it’s somewhat in our nature or may due to the surrounding in which we grow up..

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  2. I really like how you distinguish the noise of “talking” from the communication that comes from the heart. I also just love that idea of the book chain–I’d not heard of it until now–what a profound way to get someone to communicate! Thanks so much for sharing:)

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