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Tangled-up metaphor

Published: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

The McHenry County Mental Health Board never will achieve any progress because it is tangled up with its own “health” metaphor.

“Mental,” which stands for menting or minding or thinking is not a medical issue subject to sick or health assessment. Of course, one can use “health” as a metaphor to enhance the rhetoric.

However, if you forget you are using the metaphor and try to materialize it, you get tangled up with it and you go nowhere.

Nelson Borelli

Woodstock

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