The plan was good, it was the execution that let him down. A Toronto researcher came up with the idea of spreading positive health messages by creating new proverbs. Unfortunately the ones he came up with are mostly a bit dodgy.
One was: “A tri-colour meal is a good deal.” Call me a cynic but I just can’t see it catching on. I’m sticking with Seneca’s dictum: “To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.” But I’m not claiming the kids will be chanting it by next week.
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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