Was reading an article about the demise of running-writing, or cursive writing if you are American. In the states a lot of the blame is being put on technology but also on standardised testing.
One part that stood out though was this:
We are living in the age of social networks and frenzied conversation, composing more e-mails, texting more messages and keeping in touch with more people than ever before. Maybe this is the trade-off. We’ve given up beauty for speed, artistry for efficiency. And yes, maybe we are a little bit lazy
Out world is all about speed and efficiency. We want things done quick, but have lost the ability for creativity. Everything is about results and so luxury disciplines are being left behind. I have to admit I am a terrible writer as well, but do enjoy writing by hand from time to time. I remember my primary school years of writing books with extra lines for the frills of running-writing. They were fun days. I think I might go write a letter later today.