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Daemon
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It is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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It is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.

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Daemon wrote:
It is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)


Yes. In that sense that thinking is a challenging and demanding task, which requires great efforts.
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Context from:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

CHAPTER 5:

“THE RESCUE OF THE TIN WOODMAN”


When Dorothy awoke the sun was shining through the trees and Toto had long been out chasing birds around him and squirrels. She sat up and looked around her. Scarecrow, still standing patiently in his corner, waited for her.

“We must go and search for water,” she said to him.

“Why do you want water?” he asked.

“To wash my face clean after the dust of the road, and to drink, so the dry bread will not stick in my throat.”

“It must be inconvenient to be made of flesh,” said the Scarecrow thoughtfully, “for you must sleep, and eat and drink. However, you have brains, and it is worth a lot of bother to be able to think properly.”

They left the cottage and walked through the trees until they found a little spring of clear water, where Dorothy drank and bathed and ate her breakfast. She saw there was not much bread left in the basket, and the girl was thankful the Scarecrow did not have to eat anything, for there was scarcely enough for herself and Toto for the day.

When she had finished her meal, and was about to go back to the road of yellow brick, she was startled to hear a deep groan near by.

“What was that?” she asked timidly.

“I cannot imagine,” replied the Scarecrow; “but we can go and see.”

Just then another groan reached their ears, and the sound seemed to come from behind them. They turned and walked through the forest a few steps, when Dorothy discovered something shining in a ray of sunshine that fell between the trees. She ran to the place and then stopped short, with a little cry of surprise.

Read more :http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/158/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz/2751/chapter-5-the-rescue-of-the-tin-woodman/






FounDit
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And the author didn't see the irony of having the scarecrow pondering thoughtfully when he had no brain...LOL. Oh, well. I suppose we weren't to think on that.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
dave argo
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Without thinking about it, perhaps the scarecrow had this meaning of "thoughtfully" issued from the straw within his breast:
3.Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes. TFD
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It’s a shame, really, that so few people do bother to — think, that is... Not talking

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