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Can’t never did a thing – Just ask my Father. He will tell you all about it.

From Merriam Webster’s Dictionary


• Know, Understand – to be able to do, make, or accomplish
• to have knowledge or skill
• be physically or mentally able to
• used to indicate possibility
• be permitted by conscience or feeling to
• be made possible or probable by circumstances to
• be inherently able or designed to
• be logically or axiologically able to
• be enabled by law, agreement, or custom to
• have permission to —used interchangeably with may

Origin of CAN
Middle English (1st & 3d singular present indicative), from Old English; akin to Old High German kan (1st & 3d singular present indicative) know, am able, Old English (cnāwan) to know – First Known Use: before 12th century


• Desire, Wish
• used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal
• used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition
• used to express futurity
• used to express capability or sufficiency
• used to express probability
• used to express determination, insistence, persistence, or willfulness
• used to express inevitability
• used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction
• to have a wish or desire

Origin of WILL
Middle English (1st & 3d singular present indicative), from Old English wille (infinitive wyllan); akin to Old High German wili (3d singular present indicative) wills, Latin velle to wish, will
First Known Use: before 12th century


• to bring to pass
• Put
• perform, execute
• bring about, effect
• commit
• to give freely
• to bring to an end
• to put forth
• to bring into existence
• to play the role or character of
• to treat or deal with in any way typically with the sense of preparation or with that of care or attention:
• to put in order
• to prepare for use or consumption
• to serve the needs of
• to carry on business or affairs
• to come to or make an end
• to be active or busy
• to be adequate or sufficient
• to produce a desired result
• to make good use of : benefit by

Origin of DO
Middle English don, from Old English dōn; akin to Old High German tuon to do, Latin -dere to put, facere to make, do, Greek tithenai to place, set
First Known Use: before 12th century


• present 1st singular of be

Origin of AM
Middle English, from Old English eom; akin to Old Norse em am, Latin sum, Greek eimi


from the Miller dictionary of life

I CAN – validus – I know. I have self-realization that I am able, capable, permitted. When I believe I know – I am capable – I am able – I am permitted –  I CAN.

I WILL – voluntas – I have a desire, I have a choice, and I have the capability and sufficiency. I create a self-aware completion of inevitability. I move from knowing I can to making it probable that I WILL.

I DO – operor – I bring it to pass, I labor, I plan, I create. I prepare for the conclusion. I put things in order to make end to the action. I DO.

I AMsum – Because I know I CAN and I WILL myself to DO, I become the sum of my effort. I am what I think I CAN, once I WILL it as something I DO, I become the SUM of all that is me, I AM.

~ Eric D. Miller – 2014

quoniam ….. Ego validus, Ego voluntas, Ego operor, Ego sum
Because …… I CAN, I WILL , I DO, I AM