"Closure" - page 2

Does anybody else hate the term "closure". I feel it is one of the most overused and banal terms. Everytime you turm around someone is in the media describing how they want "closure" on this or... Read More

  1. by   MelRN13
    Or, what about "We need to talk." To me, that means, "I want to tell you something really bad and I don't know an adult way to talk about it."

    Then we need closure...
  2. by   helix
    ooooo....the worst for me is "FYI". They send us messages at work all the time that start with that. Grrr!
  3. by   nimbex
    "Closure" to me means lets put an end to this because I can't personally deal with this issue and your continuing with it makes me uncomfortable...... so END IT ".

    I tend to agree, although I'm not so sure it's overused as to more of the extent as what it MAY be saying, IMHO.

    to me, having been in management, it's a management term for "get a grip and move on already"

    could be wrong, worse things have happened :-)
  4. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by nimbex
    "Closure" to me means lets put an end to this because I can't personally deal with this issue and your continuing with it makes me uncomfortable...... so END IT "

    Closure to me is important. For instance I've had some pain in my life. Closure means, that I've dealt with it, that I've made amends, that I've forgiven, that I've felt all the feelings I can possibly feel, that I've talked to the people involved so I can have "closure", or I can finally say it's dealt with, it doesn't affect my life in anyway today. It's over. Doesn't mean to me as you say I can't personally deal with it. It means I have dealt with it.

    Closure to me is not only an ending, but a beginning.
    Last edit by Tweety on Jul 7, '03
  5. by   Tweety
    Please ignore this. I meant to correct a spelling and hit "quote" by mistake. I need closure on this post.
  6. by   magRN
    I've not had a problem with the word closure....speaking as a bereavement coordinator...it means of course gaining a perspective that allows you to be able to move away from a painful event into a more positive outlook.

    FYI....has never bugged me either......maybe you all need a vacation????
  7. by   sbic56
    magRN, FYI, I think that in your position, "closure" has it's place. Most here are talking about how these catch terms are woefully overused and lose their meaning by such misuse. It's petty little annoyances like these that add to the need for a vacation.
  8. by   nursemouse
    I have so many "opportunities for improvement" that I could use "closure" on. I really need to start thinking INSIDE the box, since my poor, scrambled brain constantly Lives outside of it!

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