I'm not a doctor. And I don't play one on TV either. But from my handwriting you wouldn't know that.
Once upon a time, I had beautiful handwriting, if I say so myself. But something happened on the way to the forum known as the Internet. I, we all, forgot how to write by hand.
When does anyone write anymore? My grocery list was even generated on the computer using a menu planner program. Until the other day at a church meeting when I was taking notes by hand.
Looking down at my own chicken scratch, it hit me. I've forgotten how to write! How many times have we heard, "if you don't use it, you'll lose it"?
Are we all destined to a Morlock fate? With the increasing popularity of email instead of letters, e-readers instead of books, and texting instead of talking, are we on a path to a silent social degeneration that science fiction writers like H.G. Wells wrote of in the late 19th century?
In the quest for technological advancements, what are we losing in the process? Call me a luddite. But this girl refuses to be an Eloi.
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