Noun 1. the ability to read and write; 1.1 the competence or knowledge in a specific area.
(Source: the Oxford Dictionary)
It starts with a word which is seemly simple but it doesn’t mean that it’s just PLAIN simple. You do not realize what you are reading, is actually criticizing, yet contradictory. I mean to say that literacy is taken for granted because one word itself can be often overlooked which is as simple as it sounds. Overly simplistic could be defined but it’s not.
I have to admit that I wish I would be more liberal and attentive to obtain knowledge in my childhood years. Some of us experience our parents expecting us to read or at least be more educated which is more or less “sounded smart or simply enough achievement”. I regret that I was one of those examples we see with children with some uncultivated potential and never understood to see the unlimited possibilities. But where I am now and even then, there is always a beginning somewhere.
Although, it’s never too late to stop learning. It’s never too late to do anything. Literacy is not just a word again. It also doesn’t mean you have to read in order to obtain any sort information. Even though I was not an avid reader; I only read the requirement reading during my earliest childhood up till adolescence, there is still time and more things to know. There are countless of formless wisdom that could not be describe in paper. Reading is just another form of observation with the use of visible symbols. My competence in life will breathe with me and yours are reading this is also apart of it.
Remember that this piece of literacy is now apart of your literacy. You can obtain it, store it, treasure it, give it, share it and more. Even more than you keep, there is too many in this world to see.