In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Maria Konnikova describes an old tradition/wonderful exercise that she calls the Unset Angry Letter.
The Angry Unsent Letter, she says, “serves as a type of emotional catharsis, a way to let it all out without the repercussions of true engagement.”
And, as she points out, with the Angry Unsent Letter (and letters in general) rarely being used these days, and the ease of venting publicly through social media, there’s a lot more nastiness out there. Wouldn’t we all be so much better off if we vented on paper and let it go?
Writing and getting feelings out on paper leads to perspective … which can lead to compassion (for self and others) … which leads to a way happier you and planet.
Peace though pens. Yes, please. More of that, please.