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cursive is dead

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i’ve been thinking about this for perhaps the past year or so- yes quite some time for such a trivial topic.  but in reality, its anything but trivial! good penmanship used to be a defining character.  it used to be something required becaues a) it showed how you were careful with the words you chose, b) it’s methodical and displays self-discipline c) its pretty and classic, and d) if you ever want to resemble any of the great writers, politicians, activists, philosophers, celebrities, designers or doctors, you better have a beautiful John Hancock (no pun intended) if you aspire to be great.

my own cursive is improving, i’ve been laboring over ever since i began schooling, and i think over time it becomes second nature.  many of the kids in my classes ask me, while passing out papers, why it is that i write in cursive.  because my nietzsche thought process prevents me from answering in a complete truth to these folks, i never really explain it, i just say its out of habit.  i am extremely upset that people don’t care about their handwriting anymore, that its turned into, well i have atrocious handwriting, so if you don’t mind, i’m just going to type everything up! i type for blogposts and essays, but everything else is in my cursive, unless required to be word-processed.  i value nice handwriting and i wish society still did too! my father, as a child, was forced to write the alphabet in cursive daily- each letter 200 times- 100 in lower case, 100 in upper case.  his handwriting, from what i hear was absolutely gorgeous.  for the next few years i plan on perfecting my penmanship.  i already have two notebooks filled with cursive.  i don’t know how many more notebooks i have to fill before each letter is perfected, but it doesn’t matter! quality penmanship is a pretty big priority in my book!

enfin

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One thought on “cursive is dead

  1. zeusiswatching says:

    Regular practice is the only way this happens. It also helps to find pens that one really likes, paper that is agreeable to both the pen and the writer, even ink that meets with the approval of pen, paper, and the writer.

    By the time I finished university my handwriting was a disaster. I’ve made the time and effort to make improvements and today it looks acceptable.

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