We have lost the art of the unsent angry letter, says a recent New York Times column.
The writer, Maria Konnikova, says many famous people had the habit of writing letters expressing their *frustrations toward their receivers and then destroying the *missives. Whenever former US President Abraham Lincoln felt the urge to tell someone off, he would *compose what he called a “hot letter”. He would vent all of his anger into a note, put it aside until his emotions cooled down, and then he would write on the letter: “Never sent. Never signed.”