With an increasingly fast-paced world, there's a growing need for convenient means to stay connected with one another and the digital world is precisely doing just that, working its way to making the world we live in a "borderless" place. The revolutionary breakthrough that social media has brought about since its advent have paved the path for our younger generation to stay more connected. This change has also made possible for them to network and thus exchange valuable information with one another. Take for example online forums and Q&A websites like Stack Exchange and Quora where our young, curious and budding youths can have their doubts about a certain topic clarified through their peers, or any experienced person in the topic at hand. I like to call this 'casually networking'. In addition, although the traditional pen palling is now termed obsolete by many, it has not completely gone off the facet of our human lives. In fact it is not a surprise that there has been a modern variation to traditional pen palling, in that emails are sent instead of posting mails. There has been a great number of young people who have taken interest on online pen palling as seen roughly from the demographics in a popular pen pal website, InterPals Penpals. There is also a website named PenPal Schools that connects students from across the globe, to exchange and learn about a new culture, or even learn a new language through a native speaker.
P.S:/ I know this is a little late. I had pledged to write an essay a week initially but my schedule proved to be too rigid. I had written the first half of this essay a week ago and promised to publish it but then again, due to time constraints, I never had the flexibility to resume it. I am glad to say however that this is my first piece of essay that is over 800 words! Huzzah! Looking forward to producing more lengthy pieces like this.
I was on my usual detour through my Quora feed and came across this post by Katie Birtles. I find this post very poignant and beautifully written. Here's the excerpt:
What is the dark side of falling in love?
- Katie Birtles
- Word count is no lesser than 100 words
- Language used is English
- Write at least one essay per week
- Tag friends!
Here are few topics you could begin with:
- Do TV shows and movies have the responsibility of being more diverse?
- Should students be allowed to use phones in elementary and high schools?
- What effect did human curiosity have in relation to our planet?
- Tell about morality problems that bother you and why.
Go ahead and give it a try, put your creative mind and linguistic abilities to the test! I can't guarantee you that you'll be the next person to win an essay writing competition but I can assure you that your writing skills can improve by leaps and bounds if you're sure to maintain a habit.
Sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap acharacter; sow a character and you reap a destiny.G. D. Boardman