Because I Learned To Type When I Was More Confident

for me, the reason is easy to infer. When I learned to speak, I was in a rather traumatic situation. Later on, through my teenage years, I had no friends and I had no one to turn to. I was withdrawn and very lonely.

On contrast, when I wrote my first emails in the 1980's, I was a young, "up and coming" engineer. New perspectives were opening up for me. I spoke good English (unlike my immediate colleagues) and I used my language skills within a global high-tech firm. At first I wrote lengthy, defensive emails. Over time, I noticed my counterparts appreciated my emails, and I built good peer relatioships. Through typing, I achieved a certain status, which I couldn't achieve earlier when I was just talking.

AgeingThinker AgeingThinker
61-65, M
1 Response Mar 14, 2010

I learned to speak when I was a baby, but I had nobody to talk to! except for my immediate family.<br />
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So I totally relate to this story.