What are the pros and cons of automatic functionality versus conscious effort? How do they affect quality of life? And how had this particular call for secrets elicited such a powerful response, through handcrafted, snail mail postcards no less?
I began collecting and sharing secrets in 2004. I printed 3,000 self-addressed postcards with simple instructions about sharing an artful secret. I passed them out to strangers on the streets of Washington, D.C., not knowing what to expect.
I started PostSecret six years ago in Washington DC by passing out postcards to strangers and inviting them to illustrate a secret and mail it to me. Here are some exclusive secrets, only for Huffington Post readers.