Monday, 12 May 2014

Communication – The Core of Our Existence

Authored by Mickey North Rizza

Sometimes life teaches us lessons that we won’t soon forget. I received one of those in the last 24 hours. I was so busy getting ready for my work trip, I forgot to grab my phone. Yes, you read it right, I forgot to grab my phone. Life as an optimist allows me to find alternatives – in this case I am just dealing with it for three days, as the alternative (purchase a pre-paid phone) is expensive and doesn’t make sense.

A colleague noted, you are now working the old fashioned way – using your computer and hotel room phone. Old fashioned? Yes, it is true; our pace of technology growth has completely made landlines “old school.” But, the landline works just fine for the client and co-worker calls, even if I can only do one thing at a time because there is a cord impeding the distance I can travel away from the phone.

The real lesson for me has been the knowledge that communication is at the core of my existence. Can you imagine a world off the grid? No email, no social media, no phone calls? As a people person, I find it a necessity to be connected and the pace of technology has allowed that 24/7. We are communicators by nature, even if we don’t practice real time communicating 24/7; social media does much of that for us.

The bottom line: Communication comes in various forms and relying on it has completely changed our lives – work, home and personal time. We communicate in a variety of manners that even when one device or method isn’t in use, our world assumes we are all still connected. Technology communication has become a core necessity for communication in this world; one must be tied-in to survive.

1 comment:

  1. So true, we sometimes forget or take for granted how intertwined our lives are through technical communication. Laptops, iPads, cell phones are seen everywhere and connect you to everything. Generally anything you want to know or anyone you want to speak with is no more than a finger tap away. I'd say life is pretty good.