Around the holidays there is a certain buzz in the air. Anticipation is building. You can feel the energy when you are out and about. Some of this energy is stress. If you have children there is extra stress attending their programs, trying to stay on schedule and wanting to give them them the “perfect Christmas” while you are juggling work, office parties, friends parties (insert anything else here). While all this activity can be wonderful I wonder about the purpose.
Yelling is everywhere these days. We see examples of this at sporting events, in stores, in the parking lot and some while driving their car. Wikipedia lists several reasons for yelling/screaming: 1 “Fear and Surprise” the result is to call attention to yourself. 2 “Happiness” which conveys a positive emotion to others. 3 “Danger and Pain” which informs others of danger. Reading on it cites the battle cry, death growl and rebel yell as more options to consider. Interestingly that this falls under oral communication to prepare for a battle. read more