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Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

When I need to know the meaning of a word, I look it up in a dictionary.” ~ William Safire

Have you ever looked in a lexicon for the animal listed first?

If you have, you would have noticed a medium-sized, nocturnal burrowing mammal native to Africa, and is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata although other prehistoric species; and genera of Tubulidentata are known, and colloquially referred to as “African antbear”, anteater, or the “Cape anteater”.

Looking in the dictionary for the first animal listed is the Aardvark.

Doing a bit of research you may uncover where the name comes from.

Hint: It comes from more than one source.

When doing research you may also find that English is a language stolen most from more than one source to create a common language that separates two countries, England and America.

There are many things to be learned from reading the pages of a dictionary while also building a vocabulary.

Everyone needs a vocabulary, and be able to express themselves using both written and oral communications.

Language is used to express emotions, love, and the id.

Only by reading all manner of books and the dictionary, can one grow their vocabulary and find the right word to use in any situation.

As Mark Twain said, “The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Any lexicon is well worth reading to help grow a vocabulary and new ways of expression in daily life. Unfortunately, there is also a caveat to a large vocabulary.

That caveat is to know when and where to use a five-dollar, or ten-dollar word when communicating.

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Future Plans

Reading is like taking a magic carpet ride to other lands and times.”

Many children change what they want to be, as they grow older. Some choose a fireman, police officer when they are young, this may change with age.

The point of all of this is the fact that there requirements and training for most jobs.

Some jobs require education past high school, and some may require advanced degrees. There is also a learning curve once you lad a job.

You be might reading textbooks, training manuals, job handbooks, and maybe even a management handbook that are related to your position in a company.

As a reader for over 60-years, there are more books than can be read in one lifetime on almost as many subjects.

If you are open to learning new things, pick a subject and look for books on the subjects that appeal to you, also check out ones that you may not like but would like to learn about that has nothing to do with your interests.

As you grow up, reader is the best teacher, if you want to be a writer.

If you choose to be a writer, please have a second source of income, because making a living as a writer is very difficult at best. There are more than 200,000 books written per year.

As soon as you start working, even a part-time job, think to the future when you are older and approaching retirement. You must have a nest egg to rely on for you to live on. Rely on yourself, not other people or the government.

Hold on to your dreams, but live in reality.

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When was the last time you read a book?

Why should you read a book?

  • You can learn about other cultures
  • You can learn numerous subjects
  • You can visit other lands while sitting at home
  • You can expand your knowledge
  • It is entertaining
  • It will make you well-rounded in your knowledge
  • Reading is relaxing
  • Reading stimulates the mind
  • Reading helps you write better

What books to read?

Choosing a book for reading is up to the person, some people like fantasy, others mystery, or books about animals of the world, books about plants. The choices are limitless.

There are books for young children to adults.

You can have something to talk about with your friends if they read; they might even read the same books you do. It is a good thing to have something in common with your friends, and can talk about it face-to-face.

If there is something that interests you, like cats or dogs, the ocean, insects, birds, or something else, a trip to the local library will be a journey into knowledge by finding books on the subject and reading them to learn more about what you enjoy.

Reading a book isn’t just for school, but an extension of things from school.

Reading before bed is a way to relax and sleep better because you will be tired and it will be easier to fall asleep.

What you were reading may also help you with reading and understanding your schoolwork better.

Practice in everything makes you better at it.

Plan a trip to the library when the weather is good and pick out some books to read. You will enjoy it.

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