It is common–almost cliché–for many of us human beings to blame numerous 21st-century technologies for frequent misunderstandings between people (i.e., general consensus tends to conclude text=bad, phone=good).
Ok. Accepted. So, then why does it seem like even proactively direct conversations via phone or in-person don’t result in increased understanding between people. In fact, to that end, why, today, does it still seem like the majority of in-person, face-to-face communication–while speaking the same language–and with both parties in agreement that they understood each other at the end of a conversation; why–even via this direct-as-you-can-get approach, more often than not, do we still find ourselves drowning in a sea of misinterpretation, confusion, erroneous assumptions, disputation, mix-ups, illusions, wrangling, clashes, and conflict?
[I don’t know the answer, of course. I just feel the need to ask the question–and–until we all somehow improve this new norm, I find it helpful to seek out comic relief on the subject.
Sources of comic relief to ease the pain of the disintegration of communication today:
Here’s #1 via Comedy Central – Keegan and Jordan misunderstand the tone of each other’s text messages while trying to make plans. http://youtu.be/naleynXS7yo