What is a Disaster?


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Here’s one of those words that carries huge pain and loss with it, but is often used these days to describe something as insignificant as a bad hair day.

“Wait!”  you say.  “A bad hair day IS a disaster.”

No. It really isn’t.  Compared to hurricanes, floods, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, a bad hair day is really no big deal. It’s frustrating and disappointing, but it’s not a disaster.

HERE is disaster:

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I try to help my clients use appropriate words to describe their difficulties. Using superlatives like horrible, awful, disastrous,  to describe the events of every-day life leads to a sense of hopelessness and helplessness.

A disaster is something you do not want, can not prevent, and that has the power of destruction and death.

A bad hair day really doesn’t measure up 🙂


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