All of us know that word is a unit of language expressive in speech or writing. Speech can be conversation, message, news, discussions, argumentative, quarrelsome talk, arrogant speech, exclamation of surprise etc. All of us talk, speak, express, scream, quarrel, and the pitch and tone of voice indicate our intentions. After all, words are the inner reflections of one’s thoughts.
Words are very powerful, they can either cause pain and hurt or they if they are words of kindness, affection, or compassion they generate positive or negative emotions of others
Our conversations with family members, friends, relatives, and neighbors, known and unknown people have varied intentions. Either they are soft spoken, harshly spoken, happily spoken, anxiously spoken or spoken with surprise, all these types of conversations are expressed in higher or lower pitch and tone of our voice.
Generally words expressed with higher pitch and tone of our voice may indicate anger, hatred, jealousy, malice revenge, agony etc. the impact of such pitch and tone of our voice may generate some reaction in the other, hence the other also raises the voice with higher pitch and tone. If the other person is submissive the reaction may be resentment and withdrawal.
If we can control our pitch and tone of our voice and express our words softly then most of the conflicts we face may not arise. The question is, how we can control pitch and tone of our voice. Though a lot depends upon one’s upbringing and culture, we can bring about change if we want to lead conflict-free or peaceful life:
- We should practice how to gain control over pitch and tone of our voice.
- Use carefully chosen words
- At least if we use strong words with lower or moderate pitch and tone of our voice, it may not generate negative impact on others
- At any age and stage of life, we can get trained in soft skills, which have become very important in our day to day activities.
– Dr K K Malla