Last October, I published an article that described the difference between struggle and work.  In that post, I shared how the two ideas are often used interchangeably in the context of conversation, but the reality is that the two words have a difference in meaning.

The English language does this often – it has multiple pairs of words that have similar meanings, and those words are often used to mean the same thing.  There are occasions when this concept holds true, but when you take the time to dive deep into the definitions of such words, it’s likely that their meanings are not as comparable.

My article on struggle and work received quite a bit of feedback.  So, I began looking at other pairs of words and phrases in the English language that are used synonymously.  After some digging, I found four pairs that I like that have significance to this blog.

Beginning next week, I’ll begin a four-part series in which I dissect some of these words.  Each week, my intent is to get at the root of these pairs of words n (true meaning), and share how they are different, and why one might be more beneficial amid embracing and working through adverse life situations.

Stay tuned, and I’m looking forward to this new series!

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