In today’s day, eloquence is noted, but not unfortunately no longer widely required. Eloquence was once the sign of a truly educated person. However, with the buzz of social media and texting, people tend to lose any shred of eloquence in order to get their ideas down quickly. For instance, when sending a text, most people forget to add in punctuation. Most people would send a message like “Hey what are ya doing” instead of “Hi, Julia. What are you up to today?” While the second option sounds nicer, most people are more focused on getting to the point rather than using eloquent sentence structure. I value eloquence in a person’s speech. There could be this beautiful person you know who seems perfect in every single way, and then she will open her mouth, and you no longer care about her beauty because she sounds uneducated. When a person does not speak well, she is immediately less attractive. When one is educated, people will want to listen to what you have to say because the conversation will have style and meaning. For instance, at the end of the semester there were elections in my fraternity’s chapter. I went into elections excited to vote for my friend to become in charge of the pledges because she was very nice. Then I listened to all of the candidates speak. The last candidate had such an incredible speech and convinced me to vote for her. My friend was not able to put her thoughts into words to grab anyone in the audience. The way one speaks has an effect on others and their opinions will change based on what you put out for the world. Even though people do not think about it, it is a subconscious tendency to enjoy listening to a person who has an eloquent way with words rather than listening to a person who cannot string words together.