Recently, I came across The ListServe site in my Facebook news feed. ListServe is a massive email list (around 22.5k subscribers at the time of writing). Each day, one person is randomly selected to write an email to this growing list of subscribers. The idea sounded appealing to me, so I signed up a few days ago.
It’s been about a week now since I signed up, and the emails from strangers around the world have been a refreshing way to start the day.
I talked about this listserve email list to a friend, she signed up too. Then we started sharing our reactions to the daily listserve email. One day, she was doing the math of getting a chance to write an email to this list and at the current number of subscribers, there was a chance to get it once in 60 years. We agreed that 60 years is a long time and we should do the exercise of drafting a letter to the world even if we don’t get the chance.
So, I have been thinking at times over past few days about what would I write if I get this chance. I have been asking myself a lot of questions to assist me in getting my thoughts together. Although I haven’t been able to answer all of them, the questions which popped up in this process have given me insights about self – some which I knew and some which I deny admitting.
What would you say to the world if you had this chance to reach out to them knowing that after sending this email, you would be disconnected from this internet world?
PS: I know the idea of getting disconnected from this internet world is probably the scariest idea for most of us.