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It’s never JUST

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IsolatedHere is today’s Healthy Region blog. I hope you take a few moments and read this one … a common error

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In my day-to-day work life, I often find myself talking people into doing things for my organization. Sometimes I catch myself saying, “It’s just three minutes of live news,” or “It’s just a speaking engagement with 50 middle school students.”

I will make a concerted effort from this day forward to stop saying “just.”

In this powerful piece by Robert Charles, who grew up in Maine and served as assistant secretary of state under Colin Powell, he recounts hearing from a father who is haunted by a comment he made to his son years ago: “everything in moderation … it was just marijuana.” The father admitted he didn’t want to create waves. He wanted to maintain his relationship with his son.


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