Originally Posted by dogpatch
Not to prolong all this but have you looked at young people's handwriting?
I remember looking at the handwriting of my parents era and virtually everyone's handwriting was a work of art! It was perfect!
Our grandparents were taught Spencerian or a similar style of cursive, but my generation and following were taught an "easier" cursive that simply is inferior as a font.
I took up a Spencerian handwriting book at one point and developed a cursive that is a mix of what I was taught in school (yuck!), Spencerian, and some calligraphy. Now I don't mind my handwriting.
Handwriting takes practice and instruction in a form that is pretty once learned. Sadly, texting is all the rage to the delight of surgeons who specialize in fixing thumb joints!