A change in Handwriting.

India
July 31, 2009 1:41pm CST
Today everything is done electronically, right from appearing in an exam to filing your tax returns, to communicate to a person distant or near so much so that people are really aren't scribbling or jotting anything on a piece of paper. Atleast this my observation, and I am not spared with this comfort too. Except for writing a few words occasionally writing things down has become a thing of the passe. The other day I had to take down some addresses of our clients and I wasn't having anything "electronic" near me. So I took noted it down on a paper and I was disgusted to have a look at my own handwriting.My writing has undergone a massive change, once I was so proud of it. Has your handwriting changed over time? Are you still into writing things on a piece of paper? Do share.
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20 responses
• United States
31 Jul 09
That is the bad thing with all this technology...we are loosing our grip on the gifts that we do have...after many years of being taught how to write. Unfortunately this is just ONE thing we are loosing, and there are many more. If I want to contact someone that I haven't seen in years, I would rather write than type it out, so to make it personal. And I would appreciate a written letter from old friends than a typed one. It shows they took the time.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Yep it shows that they took the time and pain to make it personalized. I feel sorry too that we are losing it by depending on some machines. I don't know whether teenagers of today do infact write somethings.
• United States
5 Aug 09
Thanks for BR!
• India
8 Aug 09
@gloamglozer (1285)
• Australia
2 Aug 09
I still do write with paper and pen and mainly do typing when theres an assignment or something. My handwriting hasn't changed in a long time I think. It's been consistent (at least I would like to think it is). It's sad these days though that no one really sends letters to each other anymore. I think that sending an email isnt as personal and doesnt give the same feelings as when you send them an email.
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• India
2 Aug 09
It is really good to know that you are into writing and yup i agree that sending someone a letter in your own handwriting gives the reciever a personal touch. it ia amiss in emails I suppose. Thanks for sharing.
• Australia
3 Aug 09
No problems. I am trying to write a bit each day in my diary so that I don't get rusty. I need the practise as an upcoming test that requires me to do a creative writing task in 80 minutes and I have to write about 600 words. That may not seem much but I do take a long time to write. So that's why I need the practise.
• United States
2 Aug 09
I have always been afraid of not having good had writing even in elementary school because I saw how my grandmothers handwriting looked comparatively to my moms and saw the diffrance. I didn't put two and two together till I was older. So I had my parents put me threw Penmanship classes after school lessons.
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• India
2 Aug 09
So how is your handwriting now? Has it changed for the better or you too are dependent on computers?
• United States
3 Aug 09
I enjoy Learning different types of scripts and Print. So My Hand Writing is Pretty Good comparatively to my brothers, dads, or mothers. My sister has wonderful hand writing as well :)
@divkris (1163)
• India
3 Aug 09
I feel my hand writing has changed to some extent and if i'm out of touch with writing manually then my handwriting simply seems liek a doctor's prescription - LOL. I think this is one of the bad influences of going electronic because i feel everybody has a unique handwriting and it speaks volume about thier personality too :)
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• India
5 Aug 09
Yup people can tell a lot about you by judging one's handwriting. I liked the comparison of "the doctor's prescription". Lol. Thanks for sharing, friend.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I don't write a lot on paper, but when I do, I can hardly read it! My writing is terrible. Computers seem so much easier and faster, but it's just what one gets used to.
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• India
2 Aug 09
Yup we are getting very used to the digital world. You are very honest about yourself.
• Jamaica
1 Aug 09
I prefer nowadays to save so, I do most of my writing on the computer because, I'm always on it. Things and time has changed so drastically that it seems that nobody writes anymore. I only write things down when I'm going to the supermarket and my handwriting is basically the same.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Good for you friend that this hasn't taken a toll on you, but I am not spared from the wrath of technology. I am determined to get my handwriting back as it was.
• India
1 Aug 09
Yes, this is so true…my handwriting too has gone a sea change, these days when I am writing anything, its more of a scribble than proper writing. Anything long that needs to be written, is typed on the keyboard. The only time I really write is when teaching my son and then I really have to make an effort to keep my handwriting legible…sometimes even my son says that he cant really read what I have written…imagine! And when I am after him always to improve his own handwriting!!!
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• India
1 Aug 09
Yep thats true, anything more than a couple of words has to be typewritten. I loved the way people used to write in ancient times with an ink pen in a cursive lucida pattern and I always wanted to master the art. Now it seems that I am yet to complete education if someone goes through my handwriting. Your son would outrun your handwriting one day, under your guidance. I believe its very important for the parents to let the young children of today to make them realize the importance of one's own handwriting.
• India
1 Aug 09
I am a engg. student from Mumbai and we still have to do a lot in writing like writing a heap of assignments to writing the never ending university exams.So over the years my handwriting in fact has improved from what I had in my std.X.Now I am more comfortable here.Have a good day
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• India
1 Aug 09
Hi, I am well aware the way they make you slog in your universtity days. I wasn't even spared. But I hate to see the hard stern work of our teachers to go for a toss by using computers nowadays. have a great Sunday.
@merlinsorca (1123)
• United States
1 Aug 09
All this new technology is making things too easy for us. It's making us lazy. I try to write as much as possible, but I can't because everyone uses the Internet... Typing is the only way to go. Well, my handwriting changes alot; when I start to use it again it gets back to normal.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Yup for some people the writing changes. They say that it reflects your mood. Thanks for sharing. And keep writing.
• India
1 Aug 09
That is very true. Now a days people have stopped writing manually. So without the proper practice of writing ,your writing get spoiled and also your speed also declined. ihave the same problem , since many years i am using computer so my hand writing has changed a lot.
• India
1 Aug 09
Thanks for sharing.
@amit2506 (233)
• India
1 Aug 09
Hey man, that's absolutel correct. Now everything is electronically operated. Many time for months I do not write and when I start writnig after that I feel that my writing is not that much good as before. Previouosl I used to do calligraphy but now nothing. I used to enjoy doing calligraphy.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Wow I absolutely adore the art. I leart a few things in calligraphy from a very close friend of mine. She had an amazingly beautiful way of writing things down with calligraphy. Thank you for sharing.
• Indonesia
1 Aug 09
I prefer use electronic, but the hand writing also used in important event and it's simple
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• India
1 Aug 09
• India
1 Aug 09
Thats really true nowadays. Moreover I forget my pen. I'll be searching for my pen if I were in your situation. I do everything electronically. I never use pen. This discussion turns me to use pen to write paralelly. Really a great discussion indeed. Cheers,.. Happy Mylotting.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Thank you friend.Cheers. I do carry a pen, although just in case. The gadgets aren't always reliable, are they?[i][/i]
@superaren (209)
• China
1 Aug 09
Good answer I agree.
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• India
1 Aug 09
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
i am still into handwriting, besides i have this instructors that requires handwritten outputs, they say it can be encoded but no other credits, so instead of encoding them, i prefer writing them because its free than having it encoded, and pay..
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• India
1 Aug 09
You are into a very good habit thats all I can say. Keep up the good work.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
hi bodhi. same thing has happened to me. i have been using too much of computers. when i thought of sending someone a letter with my own handwriting, i saw the difference. guess i should write more often to make the strokes come back the way i like it before. thank you for this discussion. ann
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• India
1 Aug 09
Hi dear friend, I shall get my handwriting back too. Isn't it disgusting when you can't recognize your own and feel disheartened about it. Good to see you back again.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
31 Jul 09
Do you remember as a child, that you always wrote beautifully on the first page of an exercise book. It was so exciting. We took pride in our handwriting and I used to write beautifully. We used to have lessons in handwriting. I wrote longhand in exams (I'm older) and I think that is when my handwriting deteriorated - writing fast and furiously!I still write list and things to do and I like sending cards to people as well. But it has deteriorated and it is a skill that you must use or lose. My father wrote beautifully - what was called copperplate handwriting. What an interesting post Bodhi. Blessings dear friend. Not active lately but will soon return
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• India
1 Aug 09
Your friend here would be waiting for your return. You know you have infact made a very interesting ppoint here. In my exercise books the first page's handwriting would invariably the best but then it would be a bit worse and worst on the following pages unless I was poked by my teacher that she can't make a word out of it. But then I had once got an appreciation from the principal for my handwriting. hmmm Good ol'days
• United States
31 Jul 09
I type a lot since I'm always on the computer, but I don't think it's affected my handwriting. A lot of people say I have neat handwriting.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Good for you that it hasn't affected yours. Keep writing,
@katsalot1 (1619)
31 Jul 09
It doesn't take long for your handwriting to get back to how it was - just write more. A few years ago, I couldn't use my right hand properly for about 9 months, but gradually I could write again. To start with it looked like someone else's writing, but soon became my old handwriting again. It's a good point though - I wonder what the handwriting will be like of the children growing up now - once they leave school, they probably won't write at all!
• India
1 Aug 09
Aww it is so encouraging that you said I shall get my old handwriting back. The kids are to be insisted more to be not so dependent on typing. Thanks for your encouragement.
• United States
31 Jul 09
I too at one point saw a down turn in the clarity of my writing. I started to write more things down after that. When I did an amazing thing happened, (yes my writing became clear again) I began to remember things better again. Something with the process of writing helped my brain! I write down things of importance now every night, yes as a grown woman I am keeping a diary...lol..but when I look back through the last two years of writing not only has my writing improved but little things that I did put into the back of my mind I am reminded of. I love writing on paper.
• India
1 Aug 09
That is an absolutely beautiful rationale you have put in. When we write things down those things get registered in our brain, and we tend to forget less.Good for you that you got your handwriting back and I promise I would get mine too. Thanks a lot for sharing. A beautiful response.