In response to prompt : Grasp
I was twelve when my father died. It was difficult for me to comprehend the meaning of death.
For several years I firmly believed my Dad will come back. My younger siblings and I found it hard to accept that we’d never see our Dad again.
Some things in life is not easy to grasp, such as death!
If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
The word I’d definitely ban from general usage is the word , “Retarded”. These are some of the definitions of this word: less developed esp. mentally; slow to develop or occur; stupid, pathetic.
To me the word sounds derogatory, psychologically it affects the person who is called retarded, there can be a lot of reasons for someone to take longer to comprehend a sentence,word, a paragraph, that cannot or should not be the reason to call the person retarded.
There are a few books I have read over. Actually I spoke to the book. There were things in it ,I didn’t get the first time.I decided to read it more than once to understand it. I am reading Paulo Coelho’s books now. I find I do not comprehend the first time what the book is saying,so I read it again to understand what does the author mean.
Paulo Coelho (Photo credit: nrkbeta)