Are we ending the revolution of letter-writing…? (Updated)

Writing letter to a friend.
Are we ending the revolution of letter-writing...? (Updated)

Since ages letter writing has being an trend to communicate with people long distance. Due to the advancement in technology and increase in global warming have we come to and end to this beautiful revolution? This is a very serious question to ask ourselves but also to implement in writing letter to our loved once. Since ages letter writing has being a tradition not only in India but across the globe.  Letter Writing is the human art which owes its origin in the love of family and friends. Hand-writings & letters are now for the textbooks only. With changing frenetic world of electronic communication, the art is slowly going on the verge of extinction. When did you write a letter last?

Over the recent year’s death of  letters have been laminated by a number of journalists and critics. Its replacement by emailing or other means of communication is not only causing worry to this art but also for the process of creative writing. Technology has developed so fast that we expect to receive the message within seconds. Letters were not only the way to remain in touch but also a way where you could pursue more daunting and depth of mind. Rather than pulling a pen, a person feels more natural to send texts and emails now. The feelings are more reflective in written.

To be obvious there are Advantages of these modern communications are much more than letters. Technology has made the means of communication way faster than easy, so we find it now more easy to send messages and emails. The advancement in technology has mad it easy for us to communicate with people across the globe. But I don’t find a single person who doesn’t enjoy receiving a letter. There’s something special about them. You feel special knowing someone has taken time just to write a letter for you. The feeling and efforts behind writing the letter were different then. It doesn’t have to be full of news or important happenings, but it feels so much more just to receive a single letter than few texts every day.

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It won’t benefit the reader only who receive the lovely letter but also the writer. Writing a letter to a friend and family can be very therapeutic, similar to writing a diary. We feel good ourselves knowing that we’re doing something to bring a smile on someones face to whom we are writing the letter. Also we know about half of the lives of people in history by their letters only. I just read letters of Abraham Lincoln and learnt so much about his life, his emotions, views on society and much more. When you read a letter written by your loved ones it gives a reflection of their love. Their emotions can be seen how they write.

There were times when there use to be pen friends, whom they never use to meet but use to share their feelings through letters. There were love letters, business letters and many more. Going back to our parents or grand parents age there were large no of exchanging of letters. So now lets bring this age back and save this ending revolution.

Alas! This art of letter writing is endangered. Write a letter to your friends or family just once a month and see how much its worth is to them. Who’s on board with me?

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