Neil Tambe

I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

100% Literacy

I often wonder (and have done a little, little research) on what it would take to have 100% literacy. It’s a worthy goal, I think.

Because there are so many reasons why literacy matters - economic prosperity, engaging in day to day society, voting, driving, etc. And all that’s relevant.  

I happen to care for a different reason. I don’t think it’s possible to live in a free society if every citizen of that society doesn’t behave with some basic decency and sense of morality. As far as I can tell, it’s damn near impossible to become a more moral, more decent, person without literacy.

I know dreams are just dreams without plans and action. I guess I find it strange that it’s not a dream I’ve heard talked about much.