Thursday, January 11, 2007

Idea-A-Day Five ~ Important Words

Idea Count: 5/20

Title: Important Words

Category: Social/Online

Feasibility: 8/10

Likelihood: 7/10


Words are powerful.

I have read some books that make me think. Not just think, but really get down in there and ponder this stuff. This stuff is deep.

Things that, I think, have made me a better person. Or if not a better person, at least a smarter person. Things that open up new avenues and ideas in your brain.

Deep stuff. You know the kind.

So what's the idea? It's a four step process.

Step One: Find Deep Stuff.

How am I going to find deep words? I've got to become better read. The AP list is a good place to start, so is wikipedia. There are resources out there that can point me in the right direction. I can talk to other people, I can talk to you guys. In short, I'm going to find deep stuff to read.

Step Two: Read Deep Stuff.

This one explains itself. I'm going to read this deep stuff, and then I'm going to analyze it. I'm going to devote time to sitting down and thinking about it. I'm going to write on it, I'm going to annotate it. I'm going to make myself a smarter person.

Step Three: Share Deep Stuff.

After I'm through reading this stuff, I want to pass the good stuff on to others. If there's something that I think is going to be of use to you guys, I'll let you know, and I'll put it up here. I wish that you will do the same for me.

Step Four: Write Deep Stuff.

This one comes later. I want to write this sorta stuff one day. Yep.


So what does this all mean? This means that I'm going to try to devote more time to reading. It also means that every once in a while I'm going to link or suggest something good for you to read. We'll start tonight.

Harrison Bergeron - By Kurt Vonnegut

This one is really short, You can read it in five minutes. A few of you might have seen this in ninth grade, but it's a good idea to read it again.

Five minutes.

Read it.


Because it will make you think.


Nathan said...

Deep stuff is always good. I personally like that metacognition stuff--so cool. 8-)

And Harrison Bergeron is one of the few stories I could actually remember from junior high. Loved it! ^_^

Rachel Frost said...

Wow, that IS deep... good stuff. I think I liked the story. Sad, though. Still good.
I really want to write something cool now... I wish I could do that...
Oh well.