Learning from Birth
From the time you were born, you began to associate sounds with what was happening around you. You soon began to recognize that those sounds are organized into meaning and are associated with the everything around you.
Word Represent Ideas
You don’t really know something until you know the words associated with it! Words represent the ideas, things and events around us. Without words it would be difficult to communicate and understand the world in which we live.
Getting to Know the Words
In order to understand something you must know the words that allow us to talk about and describe it. Only until you have gathered the right vocabulary can you discuss and acquire knowledge relative to it.
If you what to know and understand the workings of the human body, then you have to take the time to become acquainted with the meaning of the words that allow us to talk intelligently about it.
You have to know more than just “head, neck, arms, legs, hands and feet”. You have to know and understand “brain, liver, heart, kidneys and spleen”. And to really understand just one of those, you have to know veins, arteries, valves etc.
Words are the Key to Knowledge
As you can see, vocabulary is the key to understanding the world around us. The more you want to know, the more words you have to know to understand and communicate about it. It is the words that associate our understanding to the real world, what things are and how they function. Without words we are helpless to understand the world in which we live.