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The curse of email and redemption by Challies

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Tim Challies reflects on email and the need to abandon the old communication paradigms for the very different expectations and demands of the new:

The only way we will avoid being crushed by the weight of the hundreds or thousands of emails we receive every day is to free ourselves from the need to treat each one like it matters and like it merits a response. The only way we will avoid being emotionally crushed by having other people not respond to our emails is to stop expecting a response. If we can adapt our expectations to fit the realities of this new paradigm, we will all crawl out from under the weight of the curse of email. Email will prove a blessing.

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Written by Jeremy Walker

Friday 11 March 2011 at 14:50

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