It was one of my mother's favourite expressions and it was delivered to me on a daily basis when I was a child. In Latin. Maybe because she was a doctor and I was a sickly weakling. Now, my son brought it from school "How do you understand the expression "A sound mind in a sound body". Thanks to Google and the Age of Technology - I am looking it up - only to find out - it means the opposite - the Original Roman saying meant "It's hard to find a sound mind in a sound body". Now, how do you understand the expression?
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You see? The point is so few people stop to read even... The idea is - when we are healthy, we take it for GRANTED and there is not even a chance to develop our thinking mind - when we get sick - our brain picks up - we develop empathy and...
Yes, I agree. That is why I encourage people to have a Sunrise Ceremony each morning: a time when we give thanks to the day, to Life, to our health, our loved ones, etc. Taking things for granted is not advisable.
The Latin quote says "Pray to to Gods that you have a sound mind in a sound body..." Both sayings are correct - what I am trying to say - you have to get sick to start thinking about your health... Being healthy is like breathing - you don't notice
You have a very good point. We do often take our good health for granted. As a Greek, the only good thing left to us nowadays is our ancient history. Forgive me if I got carried away.
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Thank you for your answer. I did not keep the source because I did not find it necessary. It struck me as a curiosity. I gave a few explanations in the comments, if you read them, you will understand that it really does not matter what it means.
I am NOT going to turn a question into a DEBATE - this comment is for everyone - I AM NOT looking for the conventional meaning. I am asking to pay attention that the original expression had an OPPOSITE meaning.