Kevin's Musings

Thoughts on religion, philosophy, music, art, and anything else that has grabbed my attention during the day.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

"Reading maketh a full man, writing an exact man, and conference a ready man." -Francis Bacon

Well, that is something to shoot for! I don't know if one can be "full, exact, or ready" without any of the other things. One cannot have conference unless one has at least gained some knowledge through reading, has something to discuss about, one cannot write unless one has read, and one cannot read unless there is some knowledge of language which is gained through some sort of conference or teaching.

As I read and discuss Great Books, I find that it is important to choose words wisely both when speaking and when writing. The authors of these books chose their words extremely carefully in order to convey their thought most accurately. I have not always chosen my words well, both in speech or in letter. I am also realizing how small of a vocabulary I have. It is difficult to communicate well with a small, limited vocabulary.

I don't really have a whole lot more to say now.