Weapon of Choice

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Weapon of Choice

When an animal is cornered, it will often refer to it’s primal instincts, and lash out physically.  This is not a rare occurrence when we look at humanity, but violence is not the tactic of choice for all of us.  Some will deny that they are in a corner, despite the evidence being all around them.  It’s difficult to get logical communication to stick with someone who is being illogical.

Communication is the cornerstone of expression, so what happens when someone removes all forms of communication as their weapon of choice in order to extract themselves from the corner that they deny even being in? Sometimes the frustration can be overbearing, but yelling louder isn’t gong to help.

Some people may give you the urge to shake them vigorously until they understand what you’re saying, but the reality is they may need to learn for themselves.  This can be difficult to watch if you have already been down that path, or have the foresight to see where it leads. Feeling powerless to watch someone you care about self-destruct is not easy, but sometimes it’s the only option you have.

If you are screaming Aramaic at someone who doesn’t comprehend the language, it doesn’t really matter how insightful you are.  You may know the meaning of life, but if you share your wisdom with an anglophone in the Chinese language, the meaning will be beyond lost, and it won’t be appreciated. Perhaps one day they will learn your Asian tongue and  that message may finally sink in.  This may also never happen.

If someone is unable to hear, they can still communicate.  If someone is unable to see, or speak, they can still communicate.  The only time people are not able to communicate is if they are afraid, or unwilling.  If this is the case there is no type of special assistance that can be applied.  Time can be torture just as time can be tactic.  Silence can be golden just as silence can be deafening.

In some cases, the loudest messages are expressed through the stillest of silences.  The absence of effort, the absence of compassion or concern.  The absence of all communication despite having the full ability to communicate on many levels.  Sometimes silence is broken with more silence, and other times silence can change fighters into ghosts.  When the night is young, and the silence is fresh, how do you know when you’re doing the right thing?  I guess you don’t.  I guess I don’t either.

Maybe I’ll just be quiet…

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Princess Leah Banoy Act 184 I believe that Life has no meaning to begin with, and it is us who has the meaning and bring it to life. Life is what we want and ascribe it to be. And as we express or communicate ourselves, we also expose who we are which then will show how we live our lives. But what will happen if we can’t properly communicate or express ourselves? Or we can, but they can’t apprehend it for some reasons? Life, your purpose in life will be lost, will be nothing, useless and purposeless. People are created… Read more »

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John Rey Dungca ACT 184
According to the article that I’ve read communication barrier can cause violence imagine you are communicating with other people and you don’t know what or you don’t know what are they saying. There will be a misunderstanding between the two communicators the message will not be delivered clearly and

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Renillie Encinares
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Jamaica Bonifacio
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Yumi Nakaniwa
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Yumi Nakaniwa

A. Based on the article, communication is the cornerstone of people’s expression and feelings. It is the key to have a good relationship in the different aspects of life. So what happens when someone shut all of the communications in his/her life? When this happens misscommunication, and eventually violence will occur. The sincerity and the quality of relations will be hindered by this because language is significant in building one’s meaning of life. The author’s said that you dont need to shout just to be heard and you don’t need to be aggressive to be dominant by this it is… Read more »

Faye Cañotal
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Crizzalyn Cruz
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Joana Recato
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A. As what I understand in the essay, to define a purpose of life is difficult of there is a language barrier and miscommunication. Personally I believe that clear communication is always needed if one person is conveying a message, for an instance talking to a person with different language one wrong accent can cause a miscommunication so how to prove a point if we can’t understand each other this may lead to some unintentional quarrel between the two parties. But maybe as what the essay also said “If someone is unable to hear, they can still communicate.  If someone… Read more »

Vanessa Bernal
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Joyce Andres
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John Kenneth Puente
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John Kenneth Puente

Communication can build a harmonious relationship. Communication is very important in our daily lives because it is always a key for everything. It is also one of the reason why are life so meaningful but sometimes because of misunderstanding and language barrier it will be a hindrance. We can express ourselves to others by having a good interaction or communication. One of the reason why we survived in life is because of communication, in order to survived with our life problems and concern we need to interact. “If someone is unable to hear, they can still communicate. If someone is… Read more »

Katrina Perez
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Adrian Tabios
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Adrian Tabios ACT181 A)The article explains the importance of language and words. If there is language barrier, any idea being talked about is nonsense. Ability to speak is not a requirement for communication. Even people with speech impairments can communicate with sign language. Even silence can express feelings. Just what the song says, “you say it best when you say nothing at all”. so what is important with good communication is that we must be brave enough to express what is on our mind so that we can share our ideas to others. B) I wonder if there is more… Read more »

Karen Dayle
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Karen Dayle

Karen M. Dayle ACT 182 Meaning of life will be no sense if there is wrong way of communication. When there is no willing to listen to one’s voice we cannot understand what that people trying to say. Our eyes will going to be blinded by the reality that will also hindered our growth. When there is no communication, there will be no coordination and people will going to do things base on what they wanted it to be and there will be no order and everything will going to be ah mess. Also without communication there will be high… Read more »

Fatima Mae Mendoza
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Mendoza, Fatima Mae ACT185 The meaning of life is hindered by language barrier or miscommunication. Like we are all have a different ways of understanding people. As what article said “If someone is unable to hear, they can still communicate. If someone is unable to see, or speak, they can still communicate”. Because it’s us how we understand people, how we guide our self to communicate to others. Understand people around you goes to along way. If you think its not uneasy to you, Say it,If you’re unsure, Ask it, If you you feel upset, Express it, in a good… Read more »

Trisha Ellao
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ACT 182 A. The article conveys the reader of how miscommunication leads to violence and how life becomes meaningless because of misunderstanding. Being too emotional and loud in communicating wouldn’t let you understand someone. It takes wisdom, respect and patience to finally comprehend with what people are conveying. “If someone is unable to hear, they can still communicate. If someone is unable to see, or speak, they can still communicate. The only time people are not able to communicate is if they are afraid, or unwilling.” Indeed, it is our willingness to listen, appreciate and understand that can bring us… Read more »

Kristelle June Sandrino
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Kristelle June Sandrino ACT 181 A.) Based on the context of the essay, what happens with the meaning of life is hindered by language barrier or miscommunication? If there is a barrier or miscommunication in the meaning of life, is that the people may not be able to express themselves to others. Having the hard time to express their selves that will let them think that it was better to not say something that sometimes the frustration can be overbearing, but yelling louder isn’t gong to help. Based on the article, you don’t need to shout in order for you… Read more »

Kimberly Ann C. Santiago
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Santiago, Kimberly Ann C. ACT 182 A. Based on the context of the essay, it says that communication is the foundation of expressing someone’s feeling and it also serves as their weapon to have a good relationship with other people. But if language barrier and miscommunication happens, life would be in chaos. Just for example when there is a foreigner who starts a conversation with a Filipino, it has a possibility that these two people might encounter misinterpretation because of language barrier that may lead to trouble. Likewise, in life as the article wanted to point out; people can still… Read more »

Neil Bryan Avellaneda
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A. As reading the said article, communication plays a vital role in our society. One cannot express himself without communicating with other people surrounding him. It is indeed an inevitable fact that communication could definitely be the reason for everyone to understand what is going on in our society. As a matter of fact, it would be so much easier to communicate with everyone around you if we, humans, know that there are barriers that we face to enlighten the word communication. To give so much meaning on how important on it. These barriers indeed block the significance of communication… Read more »