Monday, January 02, 2012

Balance - Word for the Year, 2012 edition


noun \ˈba-lən(t)s\

Definition of BALANCE

2: a means of judging or deciding
3: a counterbalancing weight, force, or influence
5a : stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis b : equipoise between contrasting, opposing, or interacting elements c : equality between the totals of the two sides of an account
7a : physical equilibrium b : the ability to retain one's balance
9: mental and emotional steadiness 

And there it is.  I tossed a lot of words back and forth across the brain plane over the past month or so.  LESS almost won out, but I wondered if, while working on LESS I wasn't also creating more.  Less driving means more walking.  Less anger means more joy (ideally).  More good choices means less (fewer) uncomfortable consequences (of, you know, bad ones.)  Less spending, more saving?  Well, yes, but less silly spending also means more good spending.  Think Lindor truffle instead of Snickers, right?

Let's see if this works out a little better than last year's colossal failure, LIGHT.  So much of a failure, in fact, that I couldn't remember what it was.  Sigh.

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