I've been trying to teach my son the alphabet. He doesn't know it now but the alphabet will open the wonders of the world. Think about it, almost every civilization, once it got going, created some sort of written communication, either pictures or words. They do this because so much can be accomplished with it.
How much do those 26 little letters affect your life? Not only reading and writing, but road signs, food labels, price tags, instructions, learning. So much or our world revolves around the alphabet. 26 little squiggles that don't mean anything other than the meaning we give them, yet they change our world.
I think I've been taking the alphabet for granted. But trying to teach my son, and trying to tell him why it matters, and how it will help his life has opened my eyes. I love the Alphabet.