Earlier this month, I received a hand-written thank you note in the mail from an undergraduate at Northwestern University, my alma mater.
That was impressive.
|The personally written, but hardly personalized letter from
a Northwestern undergraduate.
Then I read the note – and if it wasn’t a verbatim transcription of a form letter, then I worry for the future of this self-described English major.
How utterly unimpressive.
Why bother with a form of intimate, personal connection when you saddle it with an impersonal form letter? Why go through the motions of making an emotional connection when you handcuff a student to so much sanitized white noise?
C’mon Wildcats: unleash these young adults to communicate from the heart! Or at least save yourself the postage.