Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Wisdom of Crowds

Stephany - the go-to source for wisdom - points us to the most astonishing site, PostSecret.

People mail in anonymous post cards, which get scanned and posted. Some are funny:


Some are deep:


Some are sad:


Some are heartbreaking:


Hemmingway once said that you could tell a story in six words: For sale, baby shoes. Never worn. At its best, PostSecret gives us this distilled wisdom, if we're wise enough to stop and look, and think.

UPDATE 10 March 2010 15:47: The link at the end will lead you to this. It's worth the journey.

UPDATE 11 March 2010 08:48: I'm glad I saved the note.

7 comments:

Stan said...

"Stephany - the go-to source for wisdom"

I have fallen and I can't get up, because I'm laughing so damned hard

Borepatch said...

And Stan! Stan's a source, too!

;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised this site is news for you, but better to find it later than never. I'd buy the book(s) if I ever find them in a bookstore.

Jim

soulful sepulcher said...

I've been writing a post card in my mind since finding the site...what a GREAT article here, which then led me to think again how I would write the card in 6 words.

Borepatch said...

Jim, sadly I'm a slow learner. And Al Gore's Intarwebz place is big - rlly big.

Stephany, the article is really, really good. It sure made me look at things a bit differently. But it's hard to write only six words ...

Stan said...

"Hard to write only six words"

It is really not that hard lol....

Borepatch said...

It sure is for me ...