Chain Letter Writing in Today's Electronic World Creative Essay by thedeskset

Chain Letter Writing in Today's Electronic World
A look at the subject of chain letter writing in today's society through electronic means.
# 148941 | 1,326 words | 0 sources | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 15, 2011 in Computer and Technology (Internet) , Sociology (General) , Women Studies (General)

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This essay is in the form of a letter written to a dear friend after receiving an email that wanted her to fill out a questionnaire on "getting to know you". The paper delves deeper into the email sending trend of "forward this email to umpteen of your closest friends for good luck", explaining how the same rules apply today as in the days of hand written "chain letters". It goes on to explain how innocent beginnings of getting to know someone closely can lead to issues of low self-esteem by allowing someone to know your weak points.

From the Paper:

''Hence, that explains why my email is stuffed each morning, no not just by Lynn but, I have other friends and a few family members who practice this old wives-tale. Do I believe in all that superstitious rigmarole? Not the kind that is in letter form but, I do have a quirky {ok crazy} thing that my dear Aunt Monkey {no that's not her name but it is her nick-name we kids gave her growing up, a story for another time.} practiced as well, watching her whisper to her friends or family while sitting around the dining table playing canasta. I suppose she thought if it was whispered to someone than maybe God wouldn't hear her and life could go on as usual. Truth is the man upstairs always hears every word spoken, even the ones we dare not udder. Well, He wasn't the only one who was paying attention to the sweet gray hair old lady with spider veins that ran down her legs {looked like a road map to my 10 year old eyes} for some of her ways took root in me, her great niece."

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