’20 A To Z Challenge – O

 

I took my new bifocals out for a test drive, and felt that I’d found the perfect word to describe me.  I thought someone said that I was an ‘Oopsy-Mess.’  When I cleaned the dryer lint off the lenses, I found that I had to look up the word

OPSIMATH

A person who learns late in life
Greek
opse = late
math = learn

We should ALL be opsimaths, all except you young bucks.  Learning should be a life-long ambition and objective.  Some folks stop learning when they graduate high school, or college.  Many of them go on to become managers at McDonald’s or Domino’s, although at least one of them got elected as President of the United States.  Some voters never learn.  😳

I could go on (and on) about this, but I’ve learned to, Be Brief – Be Bright – Begone.  Are you still learning stuff to advance you in your job, or to get you a better one?  Are you still learning things, just for the joy of knowledge?  I would have been a professional scholar, if I’d just been able to find a sponsor.

7 thoughts on “’20 A To Z Challenge – O

  1. Great word! If I could just figure out how not to forget so much of the information I learn, as Ebbinghaus would say about memory.

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  2. 1jaded1 says:

    I’ll stop learning when I stop breathing. Thank you for teaching me the word opsimath.

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  3. msjadeli says:

    I’m always learning this and that. One thing for the last couple of years has been duolingo Spanish. Buena la escuela de viva!

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