For example, I realized that during college discos, ladies went to stages to perform half-naked. I came to recognize that their intention was not to attract members of the opposite sex, but it was a requirement for a particular performance. Stylizations that I view in the world, I learnt, are inherent is in our interactions.
Communication development was one of the aspects featuring college life. Life in college without proper communication is characterized by misery and denial; this also extends to the outside world. I now understand that my choices express what I want to reveal about my nature. According to Erving Goffman, the messages that we pass to the public indicate our choices and constitute a more act than normal behaviour (Smith 25). Communicative rationality is a primary component of Jurgen Habermas’ theory of communication action (Ingram 12). The goal of communication is to establish grounds for mutual understanding. I came to realize that I possess the human competence to bring about such understanding through college politics, group discussions and role-playing.
College experience was fundamental in enabling me to cite differences between cultures, expected behaviors, and ways of interpreting those behaviors. College students originate from different cultural, political, and economic backgrounds. Everyone in this group has unique behaviors that are inherent to their class of origin. This is because behaviors largely depend on cultural contexts as well as the observers who judge behaviors appropriately. I used to believe that people should have similar behaviors during my early life in college. Over time, I have come to realize that people from diverse contexts have unique behaviors that need unique bases of interpretation.
While in college, there are some actions I could take, which perhaps would prove impossible in the presence of my family. I now