The Importance Of Handwritten And Digital Communication

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Clicking Keys Slowly Erasing the World’s Written Expressions For years, people wrote their loved ones letters. They let their words flow and express themselves. In recent years, social media has pushed these handwritten expressions aside. Most teens and young adults indulge in social media and other forms of digital communication as opposed to face-to-face conversations or even the passing of notes. Handwritten and digital communication may both effectively communicate some topics, but digital communication has made daily conversation dull over the years and has begun to disturb the genuine and emotion feel of verbal or handwritten communication. There’s no doubt what can be said over text can also be written or verbal and have the same meaning,…show more content…
Each of these techniques is one’s raw thought process. Little to no preprocessed emotion and revision. It allows for the speaker/author to remove their filter and reveal some of their self. When speaking, everyone has their own unique voice and is able to reveal their tone and mood through that. When someone has handwritten their thoughts they can’t audibly display their tone, but they can vary the style in their writing. Like a voice, the handwriting style varies person to person. I believe it is a way of showing the author’s voice though it is absent. The fast scribbles and hasty hands can show anger. The precise and direct marks can show patience and perfectionism. The slow, drawn out lines can show the laziness and relaxed feeling the author is trying to communicate and so on. “… once you are good at decoding letters into sound, which most of us are by the time we’re in 5th or 6th grade, the comprehension is the same whether it’s verbal or written,” – Dan…show more content…
Handwritten letters or verbal gratitude is shown to provide better health, sleep, less anxiety and more. This benefit is not only limited to either the receiver or the writer. It applies to both of them. However, excessively using your social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and overall negative attitudes. Not only is handwritten letters and other notes a positive influence on your mental and physical health, it holds a spot that is near and dear to you. It is more permanent that a cloud 1’s and 0’s stored in some
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