The lost art of letter writing deserves to be revived BY aditya12131 When I actually think about it, I can’t remember the last time I sat down and wrote a proper hand-written letter, can you? With all the forms of modern communication we have now, text, email, Keep, Faceable, and so many others, the one that involves the most effort is the least popular, and what a pity. L, for one, think the art of letter- writing deserves a place in modern life. You can’t deny that a hand-written letter addressed to you has a deeply personal ouch that you Just don’t get with an email or a text.
Someone took the time to sit down and write on a page what they wanted to say to you as opposed to a quick succession of key pad tapping on a keyboard or phone. Messages sent using modern technology are so impersonal but a handwritten letter shows all the emotion and personality of the author. If the letter is scrunched up you know they were angry, if it’s folded at a perfect 90 degree angle you know they want to impress you. You can e coffee rings, tear stains, ink blobs, finger smudges and it’s true that these all help us to realize that written communication is between people, not devices.
Granted, a letter takes a lot longer to write and be received. You could write a text in 30 seconds, in fact the fastest time taken to write a text of 160 characters was 25. 94 seconds. Yet which would you rather, a short message written while the author was doing a million and one other things and spent all of two seconds pondering about hat to write, or a well-written letter in which the author thought about what they were writing and spent a significantly longer amount of time doing so?
I know which one I’d prefer. Is it really necessary for us to always want to send messages fast, and receive a reply even faster? No, it’s not. Letter-writing encourages a very positive attributes that everyone would like to have, patience. The patience involved in writing the letter itself, and in waiting to receive a letter are much more useful than Faceable telling oh your friend ‘is typing, so that you can sit restlessly waiting for their reply.
The one time of the year when letter-writing regains some popularity is at Christmas, in the form of Christmas cards. You could say that the generic Christmas wishes written on Christmas are the closest thing to a letter that most of us write nowadays. Is it any wonder that the most personal form of expressing holiday Joy is the most popular? Come on, you have to agree that a Christmas email Just wouldn’t have the same effect of a hand-written card.