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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    Default right

    What does "right" mean in the following context?

    Therefore, happiness may be an unavoidable side effect of cultivating emotional intelligence. Other side effects may include resilience, optimism, and kindness. (You may want to call your doctor to determine if happiness is right for you.)

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: right

    I think 'appropriate for you' or 'good for you'.

    P.S.
    Oh, you're korean!
    Are you a high school student?

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    Default Re: right

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I agree with Bis0317''s excellent answer.

    (2) I also get the feeling that the writer is being sarcastic.

    (3) Here in the United States, we constantly hear TV commercials like:

    "Buy medicine X. It will guarantee that you never lose your hair. There are,

    however, side effects such as fever, loss of appetite, and even possible death.

    So rush down to your doctor's office and ask whether medicine X is right for you."

    (4) Well, the writer of your sentence is telling people that emotional intelligence

    may cause side effects of happiness, resilience, optimism, and kindness. The writer

    is warning people. Why? Because just as most people do not want fever, loss of

    appetite, or death, so are there some people who do not want happiness, resilience,

    optimism, or kindness. Some people enjoy being unhappy, pessimistic, or unkind.

    So the author is saying that if you are one of those people, maybe emotional

    intelligence is not right for you.

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    Default Re: right

    "Appropriate" or "suitable" are the two that spring to mind for me.

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    Default Re: right

    Or "suitable for you".

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    Default Re: right

    I see.

    I know the common meanings of "right", but I couldn't catch the "sarcastic", ironic, or humorous meaning in the given context.

    Thank you all for the help.

    Ah, I was a high school student about 30 years ago.

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