Beauty of Vocabulary: Expression, Understanding and Higher Income - Page 2
In our fast growing complex world, more and more knowledge and concepts have appeared (or rather reappeared). At one point, there was no need to describe financial derivatives; the concept didn't exist, now it does.
After studying financial and legal dictionaries, I began to decipher increasingly advanced lectures (such as audio lectures from Oxford economic professors or tapes from The Teaching Company), books, and speeches. Surprisingly, I learned that some experts use complicated words and phrases to intimidate people and oversimplify concepts, making it hard for some students. Learning new vocabulary words should have nothing to do with sounding smart.
I also was introduced to some complex concepts that couldn't be expressed in simple terms, simple meaning few parts. Now I know about the K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid) saying, but some things are just not that simple, especially in the areas of finance, law, and mathematics.
This is the real catch: according to Professor Dean Trembly of California Polytechnic Institute (CAL POLY), an extensive vocabulary is correlated with an increase in income! In his book, Learning to Use Your Aptitudes, he states: "money earnings are related to vocabulary. Within each occupation, those with larger vocabularies are more likely to profit. Put a dollar sign in front of each additional word you learn." Another Professor, this time out of Harvard, named Johnson O'Conner, studied thousands of Americans of all ages, occupations, and levels of education for twenty years. His conclusion? "An exact and extensive vocabulary is an important concomitant of success."
Full and expansive expression of ideas, thoughts, and feelings, increased income, and the ability to devour and comprehend increasingly advanced subject material. Why wouldn't you increase your vocabulary?