WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 1/9/19

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Tifinie

 

It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while. Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life.

 

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” -Thomas Dewar

 

It is easy to get caught up in the details of life and lose sight of the possibilities. By stepping back and broadening your horizons, the universe will seem limitless.  Our world is what we make of it and if we begin narrowing our perspective we end up understanding less of it.  Open your mind, embrace the vastness of opportunities that you are presented with, and dive in.  See how much you can expand your comfort zone and push your limits.  You wouldn’t jump out of a plane without a functioning parachute, so don’t live your life without a functioning mind.

 

 

 

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  Pedantic (adj.)

DEFINITION:  making a great show of one’s knowledge of facts and details, being overly concerned with trivial details and rules or with displaying academic knowledge

Pedantic |  adjective

Pedantically |  adverb

Pedant, Pedanticalness |  noun

Pedanticise | verb

 

Synonyms:  pompous, finicky, pretentious, meticulous, literalist, hypercritical, persnickety (pernickety), ostentatious, scholarly, fussy

 

Example sentence:  When the teacher stepped out of the classroom, all of the students started talking until the pedantic “teacher’s pet” said she would start writing everyone’s name down who was causing a disturbance.

 

See how creative you can be and make up a sentence of your own!


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