Some things are promoted as being good for us as a result of their natural qualities. Other items are merely marketed as being good for us to ensure a healthy profit margin for their manufacturers.
Somewhere in the middle of this rather simplistic picture we have a whole host of products, services and the like offering benefits potentially good for us.
Holidays spring to mind. When undertaken for a precise purpose – to have a rest, as an opportunity to explore a place of interest or as entertainment, for example – they may indeed be said to be good for us.
When, however, we put ourselves in danger, debt or inconvenience for the sake of having ‘some time away’, it is possibly not right to label them as being good for us.
As ever, our personal perception of the matter in question, plus our understanding of the context in which our decision is made, will play a major part in determining if or not something is good for us.
Mary Poppins suggested “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”.
On occasions the bitterness of the moment could, in a sense, be said to be good for us, if not now then perhaps at least later.
We might not like an experience at the time of its occurrence, but lessons learnt today invariably remain with us and so yes, can be considered as being good for us.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2016)
Performance skills at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2015)
Personal performance potential at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2014)
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2013)
Reflections on performance at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2012)
Elements of theatre at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2010)
Training through drama for work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2009)