We learn to speak one or more languages from the age of two. And, by the time we are grown-ups, we believe having mastered communication because we know the language.
Sorry to break this to you, but knowing the language does not mean we know communication.
We learn to speak at an early age. However, we could spend our entire life learning what to say, when to say, and how to say.
Speaking is the raw material that allows for shaping the art of communication.
Having the raw material is different from having the outcome. None of these three foundational elements are optional, but they all need to go hand in hand.
Communication is a privilege that requires maturity, patience, and self-awareness.
The only ability that makes us superior to all living beings is easy to learn but hard to exercise correctly.
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