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Illustration: Communication

It has been reported that in 18th century New England there were strict rules about dating and courting. Couples had no privacy and would sit in a room approximately six feet apart with other family members in the room. It was difficult to say what you wanted to say to the person you cared about, so some made use of a clever invention. It was a six foot long tube that allowed couples to speak privately without being overheard or getting too close to each other. Such was the genuine desire to communicate. If we have something important to say, are we as committed to finding a way to say it?