For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen… mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this… all we need to do is make sure we keep talking
The above quotes are attributed to Stephen Hawking. They stress the importance of communication in furthering progress, both at the global level and the micro level. Societies live and die by communication. Friendships do the same.