Handwritten letters are becoming a thing of the past, and after this assignment, it makes me a little sad. I was originally worried when I heard that I was going to have to hand write a letter because I had no idea who I would write to nor what the letter was going to be about. I decided to write to my younger brothers because they are who I miss the most from home.
Nowadays, a reason it is harder to converse with people via mailed letters is because it takes a while for them to receive them. This could be due to long distances, wrong addresses, or a mailing mix up and that makes it less dependable than a text message or phone call. Technology comes with its own set of problems, such as dropped calls, no service, and wrong numbers. Even with these technology cons, its easier to communicate because it is much faster. By calling/texting someone you are able to reach them within seconds and when the matter is urgent or time sensitive, that is crucial.
With all of that being said, a letter is something special because it lasts forever. I still have memorable birthday cards or letters from loved ones because they meant something to me so I kept them. I was able to think about what I really wanted to say so that it would mean something to my brothers. Not having spell check was a struggle at times, but knowing that I was writing my brothers a thoughtful letter made the ideas flow. I think this exercise is important for any millennial so that they can be reminded of how important it is to keep handwritten letters around.