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The World Doesn't Revolve Around Your ... (Written by: Joel Heitkamp)

by Amy Iler

My father used to say "the world doesn't revolve around your …". (I think you can fill the “…” in!) He fought in World War II, so he didn't feel the need to apologize for his language. However, the point he was making was a good one. It’s not about me (you) and my (your) needs and wants.

As I write this, I’m sitting in one of my favorite communities, Forbes, North Dakota.

Here in Forbes it feels as though they have something figured out I haven't yet. They don't get too excited. They enjoy conversation with a good friend or neighbor; they say hi to you when you walk in the door, and I think the most important lesson I could learn from these good people is they don't let things bother them that are out of their.

Last night our conversation was about harvest, the Vikings season, and Frank.  Frank had a birthday so it was inevitably his turn to buy drinks… tough tradition, but fun.  

I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s kind of nice to see, for some people, the world doesn't need to revolve around themselves and it doesn’t need to move that fast.