Why do we talk?

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Whydo we talk?

People talk for various reasons since they want to understand what isaround them and even reveal their feelings. More specifically, thefirst two chapters of the book Eating the Dinosaur also givesan account of why people often talk (Klosterman, 17). ChuckKlosterman, who is the author, provides a detailed explanation tosupport his arguments. In particular, it is evident that people talkbecause they want to understand their surroundings. At times, peoplemight be pushed by an inner and stronger feeling that will motivatethem into talking. In this case, people might be reluctant to talkbut, the anger, frustration or even happiness will make them do so.This essay will argue that people talk to understand various conceptsaround them and how their inner feelings might urge them to have aconversation or rant about a certain issue that seems disappointing.

People talk because they are curious to understand other peoplearound them. It might seem strange if one stays with people that areoften silent and they have never said anything about themselves. Moreimportantly, it is human nature to understand others and what theythink. In fact, Klosterman reveals that “a friend of mine oncesaid that you can never trust a person who doesn’t talk much,because how else do you know what they’re thinking?” (18). Insome cases, the person next to you might be planning on how to killor hurt you. Hence, a conversation will even reveal the person’semotions and character to understand their nature. For instance,through the conversations, one can determine another person’spersonality since he or she will state what he loves and hates. Theirsentiments will reveal their intentions at a particular time and whatthey will do later. Clearly, from the conversation, one can derive ifa person is funny, angry, picky, intrusive or even weird. EvenKlosterman said that “just by the act of being willing to talkabout oneself, the person is revealing something about who they are”(18). Hence, the scenario shows that a conversation will give othersa way to the life of a person and they will understand his or herreal personality.

Often, people will talk because they want to give an explanation andthey are pushed by a feeling to do so. In most cases, people willtalk if they want to illustrate something. One might want to give anaccount of a product or an experience that might apply to a currentissue or have a similar theme. In fact, Klosterman reveals that“there’s a very strong human desire to” talk that will pushsomeone to seek the attention of another person (19). Some of thoseof these intense desires are too strong to suppress, and one has toact on them. For instance, it is difficult to remain silent aftermeeting a person that one has not seen for a longer time. One will beshocked, and even ask a number of inquiring questions to determinewhere the person was and how he or she has changed. The emotionsmight even push someone to talk when he or she sees something wrongbeing done. More importantly, one will not remain silent when he orshe sees a man beating a pregnant woman. People will talk and reactto the incidence since they want to protect the mother and the babytoo.

In conclusion, people talk because they need to acquire moreknowledge or even a stronger inner feeling. It is human nature tounderstand the things around. For instance, people will be curious toknow where they are staying, the names of their neighbors or eventheir occupation. A conversation gives one access to another person’smind and depicts a personality too. Besides that, it might beinitiated by a deeper strong feeling that will urge one to talk abouta certain observation.

Works Cited

Klosterman, Chuck.Eating the dinosaur. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009.