The etymology of the term reluctant It takes us to the Latin language. The closest antecedent is found in the word reactum. “Reactum” must be determined that it is made up of two parts: the prefix “re-”, which can be translated as “backward”, and the noun “actum”, which is equivalent to “action”. This word, in turn, comes from reagĕre (which can be translated as "react" ). Reluctant is the adjective that applies to he who opposes or resists something .
For example: “I am reluctant to public displays of affection”, "I'm sorry to tell you that my father is reluctant to tributes", “Ricardo is reluctant to this type of action, but he knows that there are not many options left”.
Who is reluctant exercises some kind of resistance against a behavior, an event, an action, etc. If a person does not like social gatherings, it can be said that he is reluctant to such events. In practice, this trend will be revealed when the person in question declines invitations or leaves ahead of time of the events he finally attends, to name a few possibilities.
That someone is reluctant to something does not mean that oppose strictly . A young man may be reluctant to practice sports but if his friends invite him to play soccer , you can accept to share a time with them, even if you do not like the activity in question.
Although there are people who are reluctant to some things or others, it is believed that a high percentage of individuals share being reluctant to the changes that appear in their lives. Specifically, it is established that this is motivated by several specific aspects, such as these:
-Because the haven of tranquility and security in which one lives, when considering that everything is under control.
-Because stress increases overwhelmingly, given the changes ahead and the uncertainties that go along with them.
-Because there is a fear of failure and that it may cause harm.
-Because you can reach a limit where everything is in the air and there is no security of anything.
-Because it can mean ending a good stage and even having to say goodbye to people for whom you feel appreciation.
An individual or an organization, in short, can remain reluctant to a certain extent. For some kind of Pressure or motivation , they may modify their posture. A government He may be reluctant to raise taxes but, in the absence of funds to carry out public works and to pay debts, he is forced to increase rates. This does not minimize or devalue your initial intention, since reality is dynamic and changing.
In addition to all of the above, we must not forget that “Reacio” is also the title of a song by the Colombian rock band “Aterciopelados”, which began its journey in the early 90s and that, since then, He has won numerous awards such as Grammy Awards, MTV Awards, Lo Nuestro Awards and even Our Earth Awards.