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Enthusiasm

September 30, 2008

Just a little food for thought:

According to wikipedia:

Enthusiasm originally meant inspiration or possession by a divine afflatus or by the presence of a god.

And I might be mistaken here, but I believe it is taken from the greek entheos, which literally means ‘the god within’.  Puts a different spin on the word, methinks.