The Word Archive

I like using some large words to describe simple concepts on this blog, and in case any of them look somewhat unfamiliar, here is a list of some words and their definitions that may come in handy for later use. This list will surely grow in the future, but for right now I will present a word and its definition which must be understood by anyone willing to read and understand what I write. The first word here sums up much of my attitude towards life, and my approach to many of the preventable problems life comes packaged with.

SUBSIDIARITY - a principle of social doctrine that all social bodies exist for the sake of the individual so that what individuals are able to do, society should not take over, and what small societies can do, larger societies should not take over; the slightly simpler definition is this: the principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level.*

subsidiarity. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved October 20, 2011, from website: