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Is the communication an instinct of human?

You began to communicate with others as a child able to express his/her intention though he/she cannot perceive the notion of death. Thereafter, you confirm your identity continuously through communication with someone. However, it is hard to perceive that everyone will be confronted by death. Actually, in other words, you communicate with others endlessly to avoid the fear of death. Germany’s famous philosopher Wilhelm Flusser described the follwing in his book ‘Kommunikologie.’ Human communication is not a natural and instinctive behavior such as natural body languages (by moving tail or other body parts that represents infestation in indicating food location) of insects such as bees or ants but made intentionally and repeatedly to adapt to the society after born in the terrain It may be interpreted as a communication to forget that they are only lonely existence facing death and to demonstrate himself/herself. Contrast to the natural communication of insects, it is an artificial behavior. Therefore, he considered communication in an image of connecting thread (just as the primitive form of telephone consisted of two paper cups and thread) or a piece of fabric, well woven with crossing opinions, conversations, and arguments It can be an alternative form of giving and taking, or it may be a unilateral action of the fixed listener and talker. Communication is not confined in wording and writing but open to diverse media such as body language, facial expression, eye contact, and other forms of delivering message. The format is by no means critical. The communication described by Wilhelm Flusser is defined as an artificial mean of fulfilling survival instinct as a social member throughout his or her lifecycle.