Word for Wednesday: Kairos

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This week’s Word for Wednesday takes its name from the Ancient Greek God of Opportunity: Kairos

The word Kairos means ‘the supreme moment’ – or in simpler terms the chance to do or say the right thing at the right time.

Isocrates, the Ancient Greek rhetorician wrote that educated people are those ‘…who manage well the circumstances which they encounter day by day…

Consider the word Kairos as a reminder not to miss out on opportunities as they arise these might be as mundane as finding time to do the ironing, or to more complicated pursuits such as working on a new project even taking a bold step by meeting new people and going to new places.

24 Sep 2014
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