The psychology of letter-writing |

The psychology of letter-writing

Russell Talbott

Dear Editor,

I love it when a letter to the editor starts out admonishing someone for not sticking to the story and then proceeds with simply creating their own story. I am amazed how often letters to the editor change from opinions regarding factual issues to personal attacks and rumor spreading.

It appears to me that many of us letter writers, though well intentioned, are very often guilty of that which we abhor in others. Letters to the editor remain an amazing study in our need to comment on that which we know nothing about. Oops, there I go again.

On a lighter note, but much more important, I hope and pray that all of you in this beautiful valley have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas holiday filled with family and friends and a remembrance of what this holiday season is all about. May God bless the people of this valley.


Russell Talbott

New Castle

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