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THE GENERAL WELFARE

From the December 1921 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The human mind is supremely euphemistic. It speaks most of its health when it fears most its ills; it says "Farewell," that is, "Be well," or "May good be with you, "while it makes the mental reservation of sorrow or apprehension at separation; it names also welfare , or the state of faring or being well, when it is most obsessed with some untoward condition, either possible or apparent, which consideration of welfare is designed to avert.