I was taught from a very young age to speak properly and use correct grammar. As you most likely know, I am about to embark on a profession in which I will teach said grammar, among other equally important things, to middle adolescent students. I believe strongly that you sound more educated and present a better representation of the community you belong to if you speak and write with correct form.
Most people feel differently.
I get that.
But seriously. I cringe at poorly written texts and am distracted when speakers present something incorrectly. I know I am not the only one! I do not disregard what one has written or is saying, but my interpretation is slightly tainted by the mistake. I do not think one to be stupid or uneducated should they make mistakes, and I recognize that I am not a perfect writer, speaker, speller, etc. However, I feel as though I am making great efforts to be such a thing.
I know the majority of the population disagrees. I know that, in the long run, the big picture, it is pretty irrelevant. But sfdjkfhsjdhfjshjkfh it is making me crazy!
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Phil 4:7