Communication is not only centered on sharing basic information or facts that are already justified to be true; sharing one’s perception matters more, especially since communication requires a mutual sharing of input and output. As humans, it is a basic need of ours to speak and have our points of view recognized and heard. Of the six I mentioned, the latter two, in my opinion are the most important. Sharing personal experiences and stories are vital parts of communication. It also gives us a sense of control, considering that communication between people allows them to take control of their relationships (“Ten Communication Basics”,
Cultural diversity is defined as the cultural differences that exist amongst people of specific regions, countries, continents and across the globe. Cultural diversity means that people from different culturally diverse areas can maintain their cultural heritage without discrimination or prejudice from others (Diller, 2011). The concept of cultural diversity was brought forward as a positive concept that encourages people not to hide their cultural identities but to embrace and retain these cultural influences. Cultural diversity comes forth in different areas such as language, mode of dressing, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and personal values among others. Traditionally, when cultural and racial discrimination was rife, most people felt it necessary to discard their cultural backgrounds and adopt a more acceptable lifestyle.
Music has impacted people on a local and global scale because it brings people of all ethnicity, age, and gender together to enjoy what music has to offer today. As humans it is also important to remember that we feel the same things whether it is sadness or happiness. We all know what it feels to be sad or happy, and music can make a difference in how we portray our feelings. Different types of music influence all cultures, but what is important that while they are being influenced that they don’t loose sight of whom they are. The reason I say this is because staying to who you are or keeping in touch with your culture keeps you from being you, which in turn creates your own style of music.
Language is the primary way by which we conduct our social lives and communicate with one another. And in terms of communication, language is intertwined with culture and identity. The words people speak refer to shared experiences. The words used express ideas, events, facts, and really anything because they are connected to a base set of knowledge which everyone a part of the culture knows and understands. Members of a linguistic community do not only convey experience, they construct it.
Knowledge is a perfect mixture of discoveries and perceptions. Information is constantly being shared and created and the gain and transfer of knowledge is one of the most basic, fundamental forms of human interaction. This essay will give light onto how personal knowledge is shaped from shared knowledge, as well as the benefits and detriments in the process of shaping personal knowledge. Looking at history and the arts, I will analyse the role of conformity in the process of shared knowledge shaping personal knowledge, as well as the reliability of the information and how people and events influence shared knowledge, shaping personal knowledge into a swayed process. Before going deeper, the definitions of both shared and personal knowledge must be addressed.
In order to effectively answer the question in hand, one must firstly define both terms. Shared knowledge is generated by a large number of people that have an overarching, similar belief over what is ‘right’, and thus what is ‘true’. Personal knowledge on the other hand, is what may be true to a single individual, without taking in account what ‘we know’ but much more what ‘I know’, thus posing a paradox between social conformity and individual beliefs. I have decided to tackle the knowledge question by analysing two areas of knowledge, the Human Sciences and the Arts, investigate the way in which shared knowledge shapes personal knowledge, how personal knowledge prevails over shared knowledge, and, finally, how both these beliefs of truth
Touch has played such a huge part in my everyday life and I wouldn't be who I am today without the guidance and interactions my sense of touch has given me. Touch influences not only the things I like, the clothes I wear and the people I'm attracted too but it has also taught me how to establish trust and social bonds. The way I engage in touch with my family, friends and acquaintances vary in many ways, as it does for most people. After reading all about touch in the book Nonverbal Communication in Everyday Life written by Martin S. Remland, I've learned a lot about my own sense of touch in a more fundamental structure as well as how it works with others. The terms and ideas presented in the section of touch were relatable to my life in many different ways with all sorts of people I'm encountered with.
Analysis: Personal Space, Schramm’s Model and Social Penetration Theory Looking deeper on E. Hall’s model of proxemics, personal space is dependent on the relationship of both the speaker and the audience; the relationship is founded on the common experiences between the two. Having said those facts, Hall’s model of proxemics is strongly related to Schramm’s model of communication. W. Schramm’s model of communication states that for every communication transaction happening, there is always a common field of experience between the speaker and the audience. It is represented by a venn diagram which signifies each other’s identity. The overlapping area at the center of the venn diagrams is the common field of experience.
“The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? “The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.” First, we need to differentiate the meaning between knowledge, meaning and purpose. Knowledge is “the understanding of or information about a subject that you can experience or study, either known by one person or by people generally.” Meaning is “what is meant by a word, text, concept, or action Implied, or it could be defined as explicit significance or important or worthwhile quality.” Purpose is “The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists” In general, when we are born as infants to when we grow up as adult, we naturally gain knowledge through experience, observation and study in the process, but why do we want to gain knowledge? Knowledge helps us in improving our lives, because we need knowledge for our thinking ability. Without knowledge, we would not be able to improve and understand mistakes, which is the reason why our society is advancing in a fast pace with along our developing technology.
(Lagemaat). There are different groups that people belong to like: religious people, group of scientist, group of artist, group of students, etc The group we belong to is an important factor that affects or influences our personal perspective that’s why I claim that our personal perspective is shaped by the group an individual belongs to. People from different cultures see and perceive things differently and that is probably due to how their culture shaped the way they view the