Communication is the most important thing I’ve ever learned. If you think about it, there would be no way to function in society without it. Everything would be chaotic.
Everyone usually learns how to communicate in their early childhood, but few ever notice the importance of it. I learned the importance of communication about three years ago. My best friend has a deaf sister. I always would watch them sign to each other and not have a clue what they were saying. One day my friend hadn’t come to school and her little sister came up to me and started signing. I had no idea what she was trying to say, and I must have looked confused because she pulled out some paper and started writing. She had come to tell me that my friend was in the hospital again. It felt so weird not being able to understand someone, so after that day I started learning sign language. My friend and her sister started teaching me. It’s different because you have to learn an entirely new language and be aware of your hands, arms and your facial expressions when you sign.
I actually think it’d be a great idea if our school started a sign language class. The deaf students in our school are almost isolated from the rest of us. I’m sure they would love it if there was a class and other students could talk to them without writing or texting.