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Love letters to strangers (TED)
1. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as something that the presenter's mother "didn't believe in"
Cell phones in general
2. How did the presenter communicate with her mother when she was in college?
3. Where did the presenter move after college?
New York City
4. What was the presenter suffering from at this time?
5. What did the presenter start doing for strangers?
Making phone calls
6. What did the presenter offer to do for anyone who asked?
Give them a job
Send them some money
Send them a letter
Have lunch with them
7. What does the presenter say about her generation?
It has grown up into a paperless world
It has grown up into a complicated world
It has grown up into a disease-free world
It has grown up into a loveless world
8. What did a woman whose husband had come back from Afghanistan decide to do?
Leave love letters around the house
Stay out of her husband's way
Make dinner every night
Write a blog about her feelings
9. What does the presenter compare letter writing to?
A form of charity
A form of psychology
An form of art
A form of philosophy
10. What does the presenter mean when she says that letter writing does not "fall down to the Goliath of "get faster""?
Letter writing is not quick or efficient, but it is meaningful
Letter writing would lose in a fight against big social networks
Letter writing should be abandoned in favor of faster technologies
Which of these is your favorite way to communicate with family and friends: email, SMS, phone calls, Facebook, letter writing. Why?
Do you ever write physical letters? If so, how often and who to? If not, why not?
Do you think writing letters is still a useful form of communication in the 21st century?
Would you ever consider communicating with a complete stranger? If so, what would you talk about? If not, why not?
In your opinion, what is the best way to deal with depression?
Do you think it is possible to communicate in a meaningful way with a limit of 140 characters?
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