Breaking Barriers, or are We?

20 Aug

“Talking breaks the barriers” 

Is how the tagline of Airtel goes. Makes me wonder how important communicating is in our lives. Of course there are some people who go on n on n on, the ones we can call blabber mouths. But at the same time there are some people that do not wish to talk at all.

In today’s age of computers, mobile phones, e-mailing, have we really forgotten how to communicate effectively??

A good friend of mine used to hate a guy from her college. They surprisingly started talking to each other over the phone after finishing college and slowly became really good friends too. However they hadn’t got a chance to meet as they stayed at different places.

When they finally happened to meet, and she went on their first official date, one of the first things she said to me after coming back was “It’s easier to talk to him on the phone yaar , at least that way I don’t have to look at the expression on his face when I say something stupid or if I crack a joke n he doesn’t like it”

I laughed at her innocence and dismissed all her thoughts as first date jitters. But it is after some time that I realized that what she said was actually true for a lot of people, even for me to a certain extent.

There are people who have a habit of logging onto popular chat rooms n talking to strangers almost all the time. But when it comes to talking face to face why do they stammer?

Are we afraid of the people we know, and perfectly comfortable revealing everything about our lives to absolute strangers?

So it’s time we start thinking about this communication gap that is fast growing, and do some thing about it.

Its time we actually start breaking the barriers………

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3 Responses to “Breaking Barriers, or are We?”

  1. Chinmay Dharwadkar August 23, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    Hey, Nice one! but there is an incomplete sentence )second last wala( what is after “I..”

    keep posting

  2. akhilesh September 4, 2008 at 8:15 am #

    very true………

  3. akhilesh September 4, 2008 at 8:15 am #

    very true……….

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