Vanishing Skills. No Big Deal or a Bad Idea?
Some would say it is the only acceptable response to receiving a gift, or enjoying an evening at a friend’s home. But the practice of handwriting ‘thank you’ notes is among the fastest disappearing skills. These days people are more likely just to send a text or email. And for the record, I am as guilty as the next guy.
Seems that we are giving in to the trend though I was talking to a teacher the otther day who said that they don’t even teach cursive writing in their primary school. Add to that using a dictionary and mental arithmetic as two other skills being usurped by technology.
And according to research the fastest disappearing skills:
- Handwriting a thank you note
- Using a dictionary or reference book
- Mental arithmetic
- Reading a map
- Going to the library
- Better hope the internet doesn’t go down kids.