There are lots of problems in this social world. We are to quick to make blank statements (without even verifying with ourselves quite yet of what we want to say), we are to slow to love when we are being loved, or contrarily we love too much too fast, we stay up late when it’s killing us; or we sleep so much that we don’t even wake to live, only waking just to fall back asleep again.
There are many other things that are just nonsense that we take part in. Why do we say words just for the sole purpose of saying them? And why do some of us use our incredible mind capabilities of writing, just to bash people and comment harsh things on their posts on the internet? Back when slavery was still around, there was an abolitionist named Fredrick Douglass. He did not know how to read or write for the early part of his life, same as how we all start out. But in his time, things were different. People didn’t want the slaves knowing how to read and write, they deemed it too dangerous. Strange to think that the ability of reading words was dangerous. Who would’ve thought that a skill, which so many of us now take advantage of being equipped with, could be so powerful that it was thought of as dangerous. He was a persevering learner, though, despite having people who were adamant to keep him and his counterparts illiterate. Well it shows just how clever those people were at guarding an entire language, as there were many abolitionists who were slaves that learned to read and write. Fredrick was clever, you see. He would go up to a master’s son and claim that he probably knew more words than the boy.Taking it as a challenge, the boy would agree to write as many words as he knew, as a mini competition basically. Little did the other boy know, this was Fredrick’s mode of learning knew words.
Fredrick had had lessons taught to him in the past by his mistress in the past, but she cut off the lessons once she figured it was bad for a slave to know how to read and write. Little did she know, those letters and simple core things he learned would be an inch to his miles of knowledge later.