Monday, March 7, 2011

2011.03.07 Reflection on Well Being

How does the phrase "my well being depends on your well being" sound? It's one of those snaky half truths. Fine, until you stop to think that it's a child's point of view, a child’s truth.

Substitute "is enhanced by" for "depends" and you have a whole truth:

My well being is enhanced by your well being. 

(You think on such things when you get older and fear for your partner’s well being—and yours.)