When I walk into my apartment building every night, I check my mailbox and hope there’s something with my name on it. Every night there is! There are plenty of stamped envelopes for me. I’ve been preapproved for the latest and greatest credit card—0% APR! The grocery store wants me to shop their latest sale and Banana Republic is offering me yet another 40% off coupon!
This wasn’t exactly what I was had in mind.
The reality is, we live in a digital age where our phones are essentially glued to our hands. Emails and text messages have become our primary mode of communication, and we can reach our loved ones instantaneously. We can say whatever is on our mind to whomever we want, whenever we want. As a result, snail mail has become unnecessary. And simply stated, this makes me really sad.