To me, one of John White’s most signifi cant contributions to our discipline and educational practice is his work on well-being. It is remarkable that he is still highly dedicated to this cause – though he is fortunately able to spend time on other worthwhile activities and with his family and friends too (see for examples White 2011 ). As a relative outsider I would say he is fl ourishing and I think that when asked he would say that he has had a happy life so far and hopes that it will continue for many years. Thus John White is a fi ne example of what a life of well-being means.