where did it all began? Not just the telephone but the whole process of communicating with one another. Human-human, Animal-animal, Human-animal and the pairs or more interact with one another to convey feelings desires emotions.
Communication is a powerful tool. So powerful that it is able to build a nation, provided that we stand together AS HUMAN.Or even destroy a nation, by being ignorant about the value of human life and giving it up for your nationality or religion which only make your birth certificate longer.
I am a fan of Jane Austen. I am fascinated by her love stories and how interaction of people at that era. In her novel Sense and Sensibility, Elinor Dashwood — the sensible and reserved eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood almost gave up her hope on Edward Ferrars by a humble mistake in communication. (So funny that they all called themselves by the family name, may be in order to respect each other but created lot of confusion). Lets jazz the same story by bringing it to the modern era. If a girl gets to know her “going to be lover” is married. She can actually call or SMS (a marvelous phenomenon). In few second all will be cleared. Or may be not. If she is too scared to confront herself she might not ask him but keep it to herself. So the new technology did not help after all.
So the gap in communication still exists. Not in technology wise but as human beings. Far better than what it was used to be. But we being human we do not really want to “express ourselves” oh-so too much.


5 thoughts on “Ting-a-ling-ling

  1. Communication has always been vital for me, but after a while you realize that not a whole lot really gets through. Based on the principles of sensation and perception, and the individuality and subjectiveness of the two, it’s hard to believe that anyone sees or hears the same as someone else. All we see are reflections of vibrations on our retina, which our brain turns upside down for us to ‘perceive’. All we hear are the vibrations in the air reaching our cochlea and telling our brains we just heard something. We then perceive it to be so and so, depending on the schemas that we have created over time and experience. How likely is it that we all have the same idea of things? Personally I find communication to be one of the miracles of our existence that so many take for granted. But it is no suprise that sometimes we fail to communicate. Someone said it really well, I forgot who but he said “the biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it ever took place at all.” …interesting post. Hope you appreciate the comment.

  2. yes indeed you just gave the depth to the post. thank you. We call ourselves the “masters” of the world, when we can’t master this gap of communicating with another human.
    Another funny thing is, more we find methods to communicate with one another, more we become insanely inhuman

  3. George Bernard Shaw, that’s the guy, and these were his exact words: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

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