Once upon a time, there was a little girl who had never heard of the color “green.” The grass, the leaves on the trees, the broccoli on her dinner plate… None of them seemed to have any color whatsoever. Then one day, her father pointed out how green a dress she was wearing was. Suddenly, upon learning the new color, she saw green everywhere… She saw green in cars that zoomed down the road. She saw green specks in her baby brother’s hazel eyes. She saw green, green, green, everywhere she looked.
Words are like that, too. As soon as you learn a new one, you hear it, read it, and see it everywhere! Perhaps you had never heard the word before, but as soon as you have heard it and assigned it a definition you understand, it suddenly pops up everywhere and anywhere!
Questions to Consider:
- Have you ever been introduced to a new word, concept, symbol, logo, or idea that you never noticed was all around your environment until after you became consciously aware of it?
- What is the last new word you learned?