DIP Episode #47: Communication is the Key
Being human isn’t easy. We’ve been blessed to have an amazing brain unparalleled by any other creature on the planet. It is my firm belief that the brain can be not only our greatest attribute but also our worst nightmare. When 2 people are communicating, their brains are in coherence with each other. This is when something magical happens. This is called communication. When we learn to communicate our ideas with others, we build strong and powerful perspectives which help us through the most difficult times. It’s been said that anything is achievable, when you put your mind to it. Communication is a learned response and unfortunately if you were absent during that class, there may be some painful interactions in your future.
Today Suraj and I discuss what’s happened to our communication strategies during this lockdown/pandemic. More specifically, how social media has hijacked our brain allowing a flood of information to screw up our perspective and ultimately damage our communication skills. The mere term social distancing should tell you something. The last thing we need to do is to be further away from each other. Sure maybe 6 feet but it’s gone much further than that.
Once our society began to communicate through text and social media, we lost all important one-on-one human communication which leads to a plethora of negative emotions. Suraj and I both agree that the struggle for healthy communication has magnified significantly. Zoom meetings, Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, email and text to name a few have replaced the in person one-on-one interaction. This is troubling and it’s evident that the continued deterioration of healthy communication strategies is leading to a new pandemic of its own called anxiety and depression. There are ways to take back your control. Check out this conversation with Suraj (26) and myself (55) and get a perspective from men living in what seems to be worlds apart.