I used to have beautiful handwriting.

Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, when it was assumed writing in cursive was a necessary skill, I actually practiced my letters, trying out different capital “Gs” and inventing fancy swirls to go under my signature. If I ever needed to leave a mysterious letter in an old diary (I loved Nancy Drew), I was going to be ready.

But now, when I take notes for an interview, or just try to write a note for my daughter’s second-grade teacher, I stare at the resulting chicken scratch with the horror of someone not recognizing her own face.

Source: I blame computers for ruining my handwriting

My handwriting is not only terrible, my hand starts to ache if I’m writing more than a couple of paragraphs. The article talks about why your handwriting becomes worse, and that is because of lack of practice.

So, to improve my penmanship, I need to write more, but I don’t need to handwrite, so my penmanship gets worse. I don’t know if this is a bad thing, why practice a skill I never use?

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