Communication. It’s ongoing and necessary, often problematic, and sublime when it really works. According to Wikipedia, communication is a process by which meaning is defined and shared between living organisms. Within human species, communication can involve at least spoken or written words, rate of speech, tonality and voice inflection, amount of verbiage, conscious and unconscious thoughts, electromagnetic energy, self-talk, gestures and other nonverbals, and silence. As such, communication begins before birth and occurs at least until death. For some that involves a short space of time, for others well over a century.In its broader sense, communication can include every exchange of information between creatures and humans, animal to animal, cellular communication, and even chemical transmissions between primitive organisms within the plant kingdoms.
Certainly communication can occur person-to-person where there is a message, a sender, and a recipient. But in this day and age of wireless electronics, a recipient doesn’t need to be present or even aware that a sender intends to communicate. Consequently, the process can occur across vast distances in time and space.
There does need to be some commonality or connection between or among communicating parties, however, in order for the message to make sense. In fact, the process cannot be considered complete unless and until the receiver has understood at least something of what the sender intends to portray.
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