This brief review of some aspects of effective communication concludes the series of conversations from my freshman college-life experience.
“Interpersonal attraction” is another concept evident in the conversation. When I noticed the young man take few glances at us whenever my friends and I talked, I perceived him to be someone sociable who wanted to be our friends. Hence, he joined us and we started talking to each other.
The concept of socialization has evolved over the years – from face-to-face conversations to video calls, the way a manner people interact has changed. Children learn how to socialize with their immediate family, and then use that exposure to build friendships and relationships. These days, people hardly spend time outside doing recreational activities. As an avid observer in public transport, I often witness silence among passengers on board because everybody is looking down on his or her phone “tap-tapping” (texting) with their thumbs. This week’s discussion is: Has the traditional means of socializing lost its place in our society? Why aren’t people talking to others more without glancing at their phones? Would you rather interact with your friends one on one or in a group setting, or would you rather text or call?
Article by Kwame Twumasi-Ankrah, a siro360 contributor