Why Is 'Care Getting' a Foreign Language to So Many?

September 11, 2014 8:22 PM

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Why Is 'Care Getting' a Foreign Language to So Many?

I stumbled upon a term the other day of which I have been pondering ever since I heard it. The term is "Care Getting." I know... it's like a foreign language to many of us. No doubt, we all know the antonym to this bizarre combination of words -- "Care Giving," especially if you are a parent, but Care Getting? The concept, alone, incited a bit of confusion in me despite my clear understanding of each of the words when standing apart as well as the validity of the overall meaning when pooled together.

Needless to say, I am cognizant that my reaction is not a good one and reveals much about who I am and how I have lived up till now. I am a "Care Giver" and have been all of my life. Care Getting has always been uncomfortable for me -- having been rather unfamiliar with it throughout most of my chil...

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