Liebie's Random Ramblings

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. — Patrick Henry

Is it necessary?

I’m talking about cursive hand writing.  When I was a kid eons ago it was emphasized.  School papers had to be written in it.  I used it all the time,  it was quicker.  I now use a cursive/print combo when I’m in a hurry.  But on the rare occasions that I hand write a letter or card, it’s still cursive.  I guess this just goes to show how old I am.  I asked several kids of various ages about it and their answer was the same.  “We haven’t done that since 3rd grade”.  Most of these kids don’t even know how to sign their name!  I had to show both of my kids how to sign their name.  They simply forgot since they haven’t had to.  No different than all that algebra I forgot because it haven’t had to use it (and I’m glad for that!).

I realize that keyboarding is now more important than cursive writing is.  Times have changed.  I guess I’ll just have to remember to print notes to my kids, or maybe I should just text them.

I know this is a pointless post.  Sorry about that.


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2 thoughts on “Is it necessary?

  1. Not pointless, I had lots of problems with cursive , and payed the price on the playground . To think of what I had to do ( tutors ) just to learn something that was done away, with is a travesty ………

    • liebie1 on said:

      It wasn’t an easy thing for some people to learn. Just think, within maybe 2 more generations your “signature” will be your printed name and the last 4 of your ssn for anything legal. I kind of hate to see it go by the wayside too.

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