Language is Changing: Wednesday, April 15th

Writing isn’t dead. Literature isn’t dead. The up and coming generations aren’t doomed.

The world is changing just like normal. Just like it always has. If you bet on change, you’ll never be wrong.

I personally love that social media and technology are allowing people to write more like they speak.

But the nose-tweakers scoff and say, “Kids these days don’t know how to write! They don’t know proper grammar!”

I say, do you really give a shit if someone mixes up a “they’re”/”their”/”there” every once in a while? What if our kids don’t learn to write cursive letters – are we all doomed?

With the internet and social media, writing is more important than ever. We’re all writing something every single day, whether it’s a text or an email, a few symbols or a few paragraphs. Going forward, the world needs writers. We need salesmen that don’t sound like auctioneers. We need copywriters that don’t sound like robots. We need Bukowski instead of Lord Byron. Why? Because authenticity is the new currency. This new generation can smell bullshit a mile away.

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