Why are we so bad that we do not write letters at all?A friend of mine, who caught up with me recently, complained that he had not received any letter from me for such a long time. Some six years ago, I would send some letters by post and he had welcomed them. He would reciprocate too.
A few whats up messages to him some thirteen months ago, did not elicit any response. Since I was so busy, I forgot him totally.
There are people like this friend, who like to see our own handwriting. Those days, the inland letter and the most humble letter sent through an envelope meant so much. Today, we have become so mechanical that even birthday wishes are no more than a simple whats up message. Even when we subsequently land in the very same city, we do not appreciate that we need to drop in and give that person some gift. This is not even done in the case of missed marriages, which we are not able to attend.
Why? Why are we so selfish? Since this rat race is making us so mechanical, should be forget basic things like writing letters?