I was with Star Trek TOS from age 7, it expanded not my vocabulary, but my view of the world and mankind's place in it. It also introduced me to logical thinking. When I was having trouble with the bullies in 6th grade, I surmised the only logical solution was to train in martial arts. Then I became the dork who'd hit you back
. I found this to be a satisfactory solution to my confrontation-filled social dilemma.