I was listening the BBC the other day and the speaker said that the word holistic was not a very nice word .Is this his own perception or this word really is not considered nice? Thanks.
How can it be anything other than a "nice" word? To be holistic is to see all things as interrelated. It is that "network of mutuality" that Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about, that sense that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". A holistic approach to ecology emphasizes our deep relationship to the rhythms of nature. As John Muir put it: "When we try to pick out anything by itself we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." A holistic education (Waldorf education, for instance) emphasizes the child's place in the world of nature and the community and the need to allow the artistic and moral -- as well as the intellectual -- sides to flourish. And then there is holistic psychology, agriculture, even economics.
It might not be your own choice for a world view, but how can it be "not nice"?