Whenever we hear the word “radical,” most of us tend to think bad things primarily because a “radical” is usually thought to be a person who advocates thorough or complete or social reform. Or another definition might be a member of a political party or part of a party pursuing such aims.
Some simple definitions of the word “radical” might be:
- Very new and different from what is traditional or ordinary
- Very basic and important
- Having extreme political or social views that are not shared by most people
Were we to use a synonym to describe the word radical – the first one that comes to mind is “Profound!”
However, seeing that I am not a radical person but instead consider myself to be a fun-loving person preferring to read funny or informational material, here is my thoughts on the word “radical”:
The only association I want with the word “radical” is when it is being described as a “free radical.”
Yes, you got it – I will think of this word while having my first cup of coffee in the morning while trying desperately to think about what I want to write about that day. You know, drinking that cup of coffee that contains lots of anti-oxidants that help the body fight those chemicals called free radicals.
These are the only radicals I ever want to be associated with.