I hate cursive writing. Really, totally despise it. It is hard to read, hard to write, and generally is useful only for signing your name. And even there, it can make it hard to figure out who signed.
I've always hated it. I never saw the point in learning it. Now, in the digital age, it is as useless as ever. Hell, if you really want cursive, you can use a cursive font. The advantage there is, it is actually a hell of a lot more readable than real cursive.
Some ancient grammar or pennmanship nazis seem to like cursive, or see it as a lost art or something silly like that, but I don't see it that way. Things become obsolete. We don't use feather pens anymore. The need for cursive is gone. A far more important skill for children to learn is how to type. Typing, texting - that is the new form of communication for our age. Kids who don't learn that will fall behind. Kids who don't learn cursive - well, they'll miss nothing.
I know I won't miss it. I print when I hand write, and I try to type where I can - it is legible, it is savable, and it is editable.
So cursive - R.I.P. You won't be missed.
4 years ago