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Absolutely, illiteracy can be passed on.
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And everything is possible, you've just got to find a way to make it work.
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Apple and IBM have come up with some very strong programs that are used throughout the literacy movement that are helping adults.
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At about that time I discovered Hawaii Literacy, which was using the Laubach Literacy method of teaching adults to read, but had no association with Literacy Volunteers of America.
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At the suggestion of a friend, B.J. Gilmore, I decided to open a store selling chocolate chip cookies.
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Because to create the opportunity if your not prepared, I mean if you want to be a bus mechanic, and all of a sudden this job comes along, well that is an opportunity, but if you never learned how to repair the engine on a bus, there is nothing you can do with the opportunity.
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But computers are also being used to teach people to read and write, so there is a good side of all that also.
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Computers are everywhere and you can't even begin to function with a computer unless you have comprehension and an understanding of the English language.
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Each year I become more mindful of being thankful for each life experience.
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Email is the greatest thing.
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Everybody learns at different levels.
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For me, giving thanks is a sign of appreciation and gratitude that also brings about a deep sense of peace.
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Frequently we live our lives on automatic pilot, taking each experience for granted.
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I also like the fact that it is up to me to create the results I desire.
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I believe, along with many others, that you must first ask for what you want before you can have it.
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I can always help someone feel better, if I can just communicate to them.
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I don't have a list of goals I would like to accomplish. I live life one day at a time.
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I have been working for myself since 1967.
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I liked the idea of being responsible for the results of my actions.
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I lost a company. So what? It's just stuff. Can't take it with you.
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I think we just have to be more sensitive to the fact that we are all individuals, and that maybe we are not all going to go to college.
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I wanted to give something back to society, the community at large. Literacy Volunteers of America and literacy became a means of doing that.
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I was the first national celebrity spokesperson to really take the message to the people, and I did it in very much the same manner as I promoted my cookies.
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I'm a GED graduate so I could relate to that, and realized the importance of doing it, so I got involved.
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I'm very optimistic, but given the number of illiterate adults, given the number of kids who are coming out of school today also, that are illiterate, I think the water is going into the bucket faster then we can get it out.
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In 1975 I decided I would like to do something for satisfaction instead of for the money.
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In some areas I am more noted for reading then I am for cookies!
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It's in every area of life, we are responsible for our successes, for our failures.
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Many who resort to crime ultimately can't read or write.
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My first book was written in longhand on a yellow pad, and I typed it on an IBM Selectric.
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My number one goal is peace of mind.
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Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
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Often during my lectures when I talk about enthusiasm I tell the audience the only reason we need to be enthusiastic is to wake up.
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Oftentimes I would get an interview because of my cookies, but I would talk about literacy during the interview. I used my fame in a constructive way.
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On April 10th, 1979 I became the national spokesperson of Literacy Volunteers of America.
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Opportunities come into my life and I respond to those that appeal to me.
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Remember that everything starts with a thought and thoughts produce in kind.
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Society needs to be more supportive of people who cannot read.
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Sometimes you have to do a lot of things to determine what it is you don't want to do. Along the way you pick up a lot of experience.
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The most difficult task is to identify them, because you can't look at someone who can't read and identify them as being a non - reader.
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The thing is not to leave unfinished business; make every day count.
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There is such a high percentage of kids who drop out of school every year and cannot read or write.
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This is all from a guy who dropped out of high school, and who never really saw reading as an important aspect of life, and who never really read a lot until I got involved with literacy, and then I got very involved.
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We are in the computer age now, and a lot of people are very literate.
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We are so focused on the material aspects of life that we lose sight of everything else.
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You see we are not all good at the same thing and we won't all do the same thing.
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