Published On: Fri, Aug 5th, 2016

Don’t Just Assume Anything!

Don’t Just Assume Anything!

By Dr. Synesio Lyra, Jr.

Dr.Synesio

In human interactions, one of the barriers to effective communication is what experts classify as error of assumption. People prematurely interpret certain words heard or read as something totally different from what was intended. This also applies to gadets people use or refrain from using!

Two persons may hear the same words from another at the same time, may observe together the same happening and, yet, come with totally different conclusions. One understood correctly, while the other allowed his own personal opinion to determine what was really done or said!

Quite often, people look at certain patterns in the actions of others they are close to, and just assume that it will always be so. This occurs within a household, in work environments, with neighbors, and in other settings where there is an opportunity to notice some repetitive activities.

Yet, what is repetitive in some situations is not an indication of that being the only way that things can or shall be done at all times. That’s why verbal communication is necessary to clarify actions, to ascertain the nature of procedures in doing anything, since persons can approach things differently when they so choose, even if previously they might have followed a different route.

In this age of modern technology, and the availability of so many devices, and multiple social media programs, some people who have embraced all kinds of such gadgets and corresponding means of communication, erroneously expect that to be so with all their friends. Several people today do everything with their cellular phones, having even abandoned the use of a desk computer. They imagine that friends with whom they communicated by computer before, have also transitioned into the cell phone only. But it’s not always so!

Several people today do everything with their cellular phones, having even abandoned the use of a desk computer. They imagine that friends with whom they communicated by computer before, have also transitioned into the cell phone only. But it’s not always so!

It is wise that all your friends and relatives are aware of your limitations and of your chosen mode of operation, so that your communications can continue without being obstructed by the variations of the current technological revolution! Without talking and asking and telling, effective communication may be impossible; no one is equipped to guess what others prefer doing or not doing!

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