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    Default Can you give your opinion and understanding to this saying.

    1. Reading early in life gives a youngster a multitude of friends to guide intellectual and emotional growth.
    2. Reading is to mind what exercise is to body.
    3. After three days without reading talk becomes flavorless.
    4. Once you learned to read you will be forever free.
    5. The delights of reading imparts the vivacity of youth even in old age.
    6. Reading make a full man.
    7. The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it emotes, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world.

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    Default Re: Can you give your opinion and understanding to this saying.

    Why don't you start by giving your ideas?

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    Ronan Gutierrez Cabillo is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: Can you give your opinion and understanding to this saying.

    Ok now give your opinion

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    Default Re: Can you give your opinion and understanding to this saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronan Gutierrez Cabillo View Post
    Ok now give your opinion
    Did we miss something? I can't see a post where you have given us your opinions first.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Can you give your opinion and understanding to this saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronan Gutierrez Cabillo View Post
    4. Once you learned to read you will be forever free.
    "Once you learned to read you will be forever free"
    That was what "Frederick Douglass" (an American social reformer, orator, writer & statesman) said. The story is about like this.

    One of the basic tenets of how to create a slave was "Keep the body strong" (to do the hard work) and "Keep the mind weak".

    Slaves were not allowed to read or be taught to read. There's an old story about a slave who secretly learned to read. If you were found out, you would be beaten or killed. One day, he was asked to drive his master into town on the wagon. As they came upon a busy intersection, there was a "STOP" sign. Now, the slave could read the sign. If he stopped, the master would know the slave could read and would take harsh action against him. If the slave ignored the sign, surely they would end up in an accident with other travelers. Now, here's a dilemma! What did the slave do? He ran the sign! Yes, they ran into another wagon. The master asked, "Didn't you see the sign?" The slave replied, "Nawssuh. I didn't see no sign. I's can't read suh!".

    Hope it could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronan Gutierrez Cabillo View Post
    1. Reading early in life gives a youngster a multitude of friends to guide intellectual and emotional growth.
    2. Reading is to mind what exercise is to body.
    3. After three days without reading talk becomes flavorless.
    4. Once you learned to read you will be forever free.
    5. The delights of reading imparts the vivacity of youth even in old age.
    6. Reading make a full man.
    7. The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it emotes, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world.
    Reading widens your understanding and emancipates your mind from ignorance.

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