Has our discourse been lost in transit?

Inspired by the song “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel.

“People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening.”  This so true!

How often have you listened to someone talk, knowing that they are not the speaking voice? In other words, they are speaking as representatives of another voice, another person’s point of view.  And how often have you heard someone speak and had not listened to what was being said, to the message that was being conveyed to you?  Interesting, isn’t it?

In a world where too many people want to speak and not many people care to listen, the dialogue and discourse is being lost in transit. Or is it?

Too many talkers and not enough listeners.  Once again, I observe that everyone has something to say, and everyone wants to speak out loud, or whisper knowing that there are not too many people willing to listen.  Not many people at all.

I wrote about the nature of a competitive spirit in an earlier entry,  and even in this entry I am discovering that it is evident that it still comes down to how we all communicate and compete with each other.  This is serious stuff, really serious stuff.

At the end of the day, if our own voice is loud enough, strong enough, and it is adhered to in such a way that it becomes a charismatic voice, a respected voice because you have something worthy to say that is relevant, cohesive and topical, then you’ve captured your audience, you have risen to the challenge, you have made yourself heard.

Now that would be something, right?


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