Firstly, to all who are reading this, Thank You. For I know how busy everyone is and yet to take time out and read it is commendable, Thank You again.
I love to read, write, discuss, talk, argue and debate. I love it. So it’s maybe because of this that I always feel upset about the letter communication not prevailing anymore. I don’t know when and how it was overpowered and reduced to dumps. All I remember is that when i actually was of age where I understood that we need to communicate with people other than our close family, we already had a landline in our home. And the only things that came by post were the official letters and my report card. No personal letters. I have never received, read or sent any personal letter, EVER. I have written many such personal letters to my imaginary ill friends, grandparents, uncles, aunts as my school assignments though 😛 I wonder now, why did they even include learning to write personal letters in our syllabus when we never really use it??
Personal letters are now an ‘age old’ talk. Something that is talked about with the suffix ‘once upon a time’. Now is the age of texting, Whatsapp, BBM! The shorter and faster the messages, the better! So i ask, Why not emails? Why only the forwarded emails? Why not emails of your day’s experience shared with a friend? A random email to a friend, cousin, relative telling them what’s going on with you and that you miss them won’t do any harm. But again, do you really miss them? As I read that day, we are all reduced to our smart phones. So true. Forget such communication, so busy with our lives are we that we might not know when a friend needs us or that a relative of ours is ill. We don’t even call people without reason. Gone are the days when we used to call just to know how people are doing. Reminds me of another thing i read which fits here, we don’t make friends, we add them. Sad, but true. I don’t have any pen friend. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up to itif I had any. What I know is I won’t mind trying. I don’t mind being a mere contact in your phone, don’t label me as a friend is all I request.
In an age where people barely manage time to sleep, I would like to have friends who care to share. Silly? That’s me.
PS: I ain’t ignoring the advantages of faster and better communication here, I am just expressing my views about the distance in the minds, that has crept up with these advancements.