Oh, the excuses some make about communication. The self-imposed roadblocks we allow to stand in our way seem insurmountable. Still, we make little attempt to knock them down. Communication is a two-way street. But it takes two willing and able people to communicate well.
The phone rings both directions and messages go both ways. We are able to travel north, south, east, and west. Nothing should or can stop us from communicating with the people we want to talk to. Yet, I always laugh when hearing things such as “you don’t call.” Okay, well neither do you.
Oftentimes there is some weird age-related affiliation to this statement. It could be that “you don’t call” your parents, grandparents, or somebody else your elder. I don’t understand hearing this statement. I often wonder if I missed a thousand calls from them.
Does it come down to the respect for elders? It’s clear in the minds of some. Lack of calling is not a lack of respect, as some seem to believe. Sometimes I hear that the older person in the relationship feels we are too busy to talk. Well, if it is true, why not remind us to slow down?
It doesn’t always involve this type of elder to youth relationship.
Sometimes it involves an ineffective and senseless way to communicate.
You’ve likely heard it before or even been a part of some. “We should get together.” “Yes, for sure.” “Yes.” Then it never happens, but why not? Who is stopping us from doing the things we talk about or the things we want? We cannot want it that bad if we stand around and talk about it.
Communicate. Make it effective and clear. It doesn’t matter how old you are. You’re not too old to call somebody and you’re not too young to call somebody. If you want to get together, then get together. The only one stopping you is you.