The Meaning of Yes

Synonyms of Yes


Such a fundamental basic word… but what does it really mean?

To try and get a better understanding of this incredibly powerful concept, I’ve been working through some of the synonyms:

All right

Very well

Of course

By all means




… and then it strikes me – so many of these are gradients of Yes. While some of them mean “Yes, under any condition” (by all means)… others are decidedly less absolute (very well, okay). Perhaps we need to re-imagine what Yes means in our lives, and consider how we can embrace the opportunity for Yes without sacrificing our selves.

In the coming weeks I’ll write more on this, but I think there are different ways to say Yes, ways that allow us to be true to the lives we are looking for, without closing doors in the process… stay tuned!




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