Lost Letter Experiment

I decided to replicate Stanley Milgram’s lost letter experiment to see what would happen.

I took ten envelopes, placed a couple sheets of paper inside, put my address on them, and put a stamp on them.

Next, I went around town and “lost” my letters.  One was “lost” in the bathroom at Walgreens and another one was “lost” at the Walmart parking lot.  I continued until all ten letters were “lost.”

Then I waited to see how many of my letters would come back to me.  Would someone find my letter and put in the mailbox or would my letter end up in a trashcan?

I am happy to report, I received 80% of my letters over the next few days.

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Overcome Your Fears

Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.  Believe in yourself.  Do what you love.  And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.  – Stacy London

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.  – Nelson Mandela

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.  – Mark Twain 

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Going Home

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.  – Billy Graham 

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.  – Jane Austen 

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.  – Confucius 

The Power of Memories

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming.  – Joseph B Wirthlin 

The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments.  If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.  – Alek Wek

Memories of our lives, of our works, and our deeds will continue in others.  – Rosa Parks