Remember when we used to handwrite all sorts of things, such as cards, homework and essays?
The importance of handwriting wasn’t in question; it was a necessary means to an end.
In college my biggest struggle during finals was that my hand would cramp up from all the essay writing. I also remember that my lecture notes were the most popular to copy because they were so visually appealing, with graphics, block letters and bullet points.
I prided myself on the beauty of handwriting—foreshadowing my career in content marketing.
We wrote with a pen or pencil and didn’t think twice about it. Handwriting was a key component of how we communicated. Not anymore.
When was the last time you actually handwrote something—other than an address on an envelope or maybe a quick scribble?
Do we need handwriting?
I realized I hadn’t really thought about the lost art of handwriting, nor had I considered its importance beyond simple communication.