I was sad to see that 90 percent of the people who answered said they don’t engage and move on. That makes me sad that as a society we have written off humans who do not see our views. Better known as “cancel culture”. Whether it be the left, the right, a baptist or a catholic, we as a society tend to write off anything we don’t agree with. We scoff and fester on it. We never ask questions. We make assumptions before we even speak to the person. Why do we do this? Was it when face to face conversations started dying? Has religion and politics always been a taboo subject? I do not have the answers to those questions, I would just like to focus on the up and coming. How can we get better?
According to Sherry Turkle, the Margaret Mead of Digital Culture that texting, email, posting, all of these things let us present the self as we want to be. We get to edit, and that means we get to delete, and that means we get to retouch, the face, the voice, the flesh, the body — not too little, not too much, just right.
Keywords: Personal Thoughts and Insight, Uncategorized, communication
I absolutely have moments of anger, rage, and fury. I also have moments where I choose to let that fall away and simply connect with another person; I’m certainly more proud of the moments when I choose connection, but real life is messy and I don’t always make that choice.
It is so important to remember that we should never filter kindness. For over 20 years, I have worked in many various sales roles. The one thing that I always found perplexing was when calling a potential client, and the receptionist answering the call would treat me like a subclass human.
Here is an example, “Hi, this is Michele from XYZ company, may I speak to Mr. Smith?” I said. “What is this in reference too? ” She asked. “I am simply calling to introduce my firm, as we may be able to help him with……”. And before allowing me to finish my sentence, she replied, “No, he’s not interested” and hung up the phone.” I would think to myself, how does she know he’s not interested, she didn’t even ask him. I’m sure he would get numerous sales calls per day, and her job was to funnel those calls…