I love the idea of the "mailbox effect." We should call it the "Blackberry effect" or the "email effect" today. My professor, Raymond Tucker explained that deep within us (in 1985) we believe that we will walk to the mailbox each day and open it. There will be a nice letter there addressed to us. It will say "(insert your name here) you are a good person. You have worked hard and deserve to be rewarded so we are sending you a check for $20 million. Congratulations."
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