March 23, 2011

What's In A Word?


"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."

Carl Gustav Jung
Early 20th century Swiss psychologist/psychiatrist

If this bothers you would it set better if we exchanged "challenges" for "difficulties".

It kind of does for me.

Funny the unsaid implications of some words.

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  1. why botheer you

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  2. For some the meaning of "difficulties" is different than "challenges". A challenge can be difficult but not necessarily so.

    I have a different, largely unexplainable reaction to each, which is why I referred to them as "unsaid implications".

    But that's just me.

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