"Nothing.... Alone a man is nothing.....I wish I had some way to give the meaning of my life to others.... To make a bridge from man to man.... We must find some way of being good to ourselves.... Man is all we've got." -Cross Daman in Richard Wright's Outsider
"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” - Karl Menninger
Have you every felt lonely and isolated? Many people do even when surrounded by other people and having every modern communication tool at their grasp. Chances are that much of this loneliness is not due to isolation but lack of good communication skills. Counter intuitive as it may seem, the best communicators understand the importance of silence.
The Slow Knowing Smile
People skills: how to assert yourself, listen to others, and resolve conflicts by Rober Bolton (Google Books Link)
“THE DIRTY DOZEN” Roadblocks to Communication - Robert Gordon
Young Childrens Behaviour by Louis Porter