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This Do was first posted here: http://www.good.is/do/request-a-letter-from-a-complete-stranger

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Stories (4)

  • Jelena Woehr

    I got this lovely letter about doing shrooms and discovering a sense of purpose! I love that it's totally outside my own life experience but still very relatable.

  • Jelena Woehr

    I just requested my letter! I wonder if the person will open this to others' helping to write letters in the future, too? Maybe he or she could become a post office that receives and re-addresses letters that respond to anonymous prompts.

    I'll post mine when I get it.

  • Tanner C

    This is excellent and greatly-timed for me. Recently I acquainted with a mentor of sorts online. After some back-and-forth through email we decided to try our hand at sending letters via old-fashioned mail.

    The result is much more personal, but more than that: writing a letter by hand elicits a deeper type of messaging, where thoughts aren't merely typed out quickly. In addition to the deeper and more in-depth letters, the mail allows us to send physical items back-and-forth as well, including photos of our work and other, small mementoes that are more valuable than digital goods simply because of their tangible presence.

  • lauren renee

    About a week ago, I received a letter in the mail from external heart drive after requesting one a while ago. It was one of the most beautiful surprises. More so, it was incredibly powerful-- to receive something out of blue, from one of the 7 billion people in the world, just because. When requesting a letter, you can ask the writer talk about something specific, so I asked them to write about peace, whatever it meant to them. And the response was incredibly hopeful and full of a personal, down-to-earth kind of insight.

    So, everyone, I really encourage you to do this! I got that letter over a week ago, and I'm still thinking about it now. I'll probably continue to think about it for a long time.

    And, whoever is out there doing this, if you're by any chance reading this-- thank you.