In the book Eat, Pray Love, the author Elizabeth Gilbert, writes about people and places having a word that defines them and drives them. In the book, she lived in Rome for a time, and Rome was said to have the word SEX. Elizabeth loved Rome, but she knew it wasn’t where she would live forever; it wasn’t her city because she didn’t feel like it belonged to her—SEX was not her word.
She had a think about what her word would be. She thought about the word for her family when she was growing up—FRUGAL, IRRERVANT—and the word for her own city she lived in—ACHIEVE.
I thought this was an interesting concept and think you can apply it to many things: school, friendship groups, workplaces, etc.
I tried to think of my word when I was growing up: INNOCENT? SHELTERED?
I tried to think of my word at school and in my town:…
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