August 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
No point in studying big words only not to use them, right?
I will admit-I’ve equivocated when asked about my future in the past. Mostly because I don’t want people to worry about my impecunious physical state or somewhat despondent state of mind. After my sojourn to Asia I found solace in the fact that I would be doing uplifting work. Yet last week I came to a juncture when I had to decide whether or not to stick with the project. I was relegated to being basically a fundraiser for the time being. In the end, I acceded to the situation because it seemed apposite for a human rights major to work on a human rights project. Luckily everyone I work with is decorous and there is no one I would call a knave. There is one girl with a strident voice but she doesn’t come in often. The first time I met her she gave me a reproof for wanting to work at the UN. Not so tactful, this one. Yet, I harbor no antipathy for her. She means well and is very intelligent, albeit a bit pretentious.
Okay, I’m done with using big words.
Although I’ve always wanted to study words and expand my vocabulary, I always needed another reason to do so. Such is my temperament. I like to be efficient so one reason alone usually isn’t enough to justify spending so much time on something. Studying the meanings of these words made me realize how superficially I understood them. Often times I discover that I only had a feel for the words and am surprised to find secondary definitions that blow my mind. It’s fun but with my goldfish-like attention span it’s hard to get a lot done. I actually find myself more productive on days where I have a lot to do, as opposed to days where I stay home and tell myself that I will study but instead do everything but that. Hehe.