When a speaker is better than a mime.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
This is the seventeenth in a series of posts reflecting on our willingness to remember and the quality of that knowledge. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
I don’t know about you, but Victor’s videos always make me think pleasantly. I agree with his opinion that body language, non-verbal, probably communicates information about a person’s emotional state, but not about what a person is thinking or what they have to say. At most, a person holding a door handle may be telling you that they can’t wait to leave, that their attention to what you’re saying is waning, but nothing more. I would even go so far as to say that asking for their opinion on such and such a subject in this context is very unwise on your part.
Thus, ignoring non-verbal messages is definitely a mistake that can lead you to waste time and energy. But if we neglect to specialize in verbal language, in the language in which we wish to communicate, isn’t that just as big a mistake, if not more so? Having knowledge of language is essential to our understanding of the world, because we may be able to daydream without using any words, but we also think in a given language, French, English, and math as well!
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on February 9, 2021 by Coach Danny