Talk to me, talk to me

I cannot stress enough how important communication is in practically any setting. While there are some things I may agree that conversation does not need to take place in order for something to get done, I think that can only happen if communication about that situation already had taken place. So, how can we all communicate better and be appreciative about it?

Well, I think it starts with seeing who else is affected by the communication in the first place. Sometimes we’re stuck on our own bubble and got our own things to worry about that we kind of blow off each other with no signs of why. And man that hurts! The people who are affected by that one person gets KILLED, whether it be at work, at social outings, or school.

This works on both sides. While the person might not be doing their job well, perhaps, it is also the person who notices this and feels hurt by this to speak up, not to wait around for the other person to suddenly realize how much harm they are doing (because they might not ever notice). No one wins like that.

These conversations are difficult to start, mainly because they are truly confrontational in nature. I feel that a lot of people are scared of confronting or being confronted, but if we all don’t express our voices in a nonjudgmental environment, then we’ll continue to see situations through one scope or perspective. We can try and run, but the tension and unease will catch up.

Sorry to sound like I am ranting! I am like many of you with a tight schedule and trying to make ends meet by studying hard in school and juggling part-time jobs and other extra-curricular activities. It is unfriendly to all of us who receive news last minute, for example, about something as important as the three things I mentioned just now. Even waiting on an email, say, about a job offer, is a big deal, especially if the company said they’d contact you last week and didn’t! Surely we can all pitch in what we are thinking about, knowing that someone else really needs to receive this “intel” because it DOES affect them greatly.

Can we ever find peace? I always wondered what it must be like to be a judge. You want to hear both sides of the story, but if one person is over powering the other it gets kind of frustrating, and you know how people love to exaggerate or twist the truth! Not sure how many of you plan on going to law school and working ten years to later become a judge, but if you do I applaud your efforts and hope that you can make the difference that this world needs in enforcing good communication among peers, colleagues and all.

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About Milie Fang, Biological Sciences / Pre-medicine

I am a senior and an acclaimed workaholic. While I like to keep busy academically, I really enjoy the simple pleasures of hanging out with friends and family, playing video games, or listening to music. When life seems to go well, allergies and eczema like to butt in and make me miserable. I hope to go into medicine so that I can have a better understanding of skin and the immune system to help myself, and to also help others facing the same problems I have faced since I was three.

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