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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: 1. Wide-ranging; universality.
From Latin catholicus, from Greek katholikos (general), from kata (according to, by) + holou (whole). Ultimately from Indo-European root sol- (whole) that brought us words such as solid, salute, save, salvo, and soldier.
"[Broadcaster John Ebdon] notched up more than 1,000 broadcasts
on topics that reflected the catholicity of his interests --
they included astronomy, religion and poetry."
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. -Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920- )