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I read a short, interesting article the other day, on the Rhodia Drive blog, about children and writing. You can read it right here, if you’d like.
Rhodia sells notebooks that are fountain-pen friendly, and so most of their customers are passionate about writing.
The article talked about how teaching actual “writing” is only required in kindergarden and first grades. Then, by second grade, the emphasis switches over to making sure the kids are proficient at using a keyboard.
For someone like myself, who grew up long before tablets were invented, and even before computers were relied on… this thought was pretty jarring.
I really enjoy writing. For some reason I’ve always been attracted to pens that feel good in my hand, and where the ink also feels smooth (to me, anyway) as it glides across the paper.
And I like writing with vibrant or bold ink colors, as well.
About 20 years ago or so, I started writing with a fountain pen, and today, I write with one of the several fountain pens I own, daily.
I couldn’t imagine a day going by where I didn’t write “something” on a sheet of paper.
In fact, writing is one of the two or three individual (on my own) activities I couldn’t imagine NOT doing every single day – in addition to reading and listening to music.
But from this article, it seems like we may be heading into a future where physical writing will be some kind of a lost art, like making horseshoes or something.
This makes me uncomfortable. But if I’m honest – I don’t know if it makes me uncomfortable because I genuinely feel there’s some kind of benefit to personal growth and humanity that’ll be “lost”… or simply because it’s so radically different from what I know, and how I’ve lived for the last 50 years.
What are your thoughts about this?
Let me know by posting them on my blog right here, or on my facebook page, here.
Interesting topic, for sure.
And either way – have yourself a great weekend.
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