No Pain, No Gain: A Puritan Legacy

  title={No Pain, No Gain: A Puritan Legacy},
  author={J. H. Kilwein},
  journal={Health Education \& Behavior},
  pages={12 - 9}
  • J. H. Kilwein
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health Education & Behavior
our society, some of the least savory elements of Puritanism, such as the proclivity to judge and condemn, seem to be reemerging with special vigor, and I believe this trend has some very ominous implications in the area of health. Consider, if you will, the current health promotion movement. What started out as a very noble enterprise has, in some cases, deteriorated into an intolerant, highly selfrighteous, and punitive campaign. The increasing, unwarranted rudeness, for example, that I see… Expand

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