Once upon a time, there was a word which traveled with great dignity, almost always arriving, and with exactness. Where did that word go?
Now, I have many verbal igniters, the most recent would be, JUST. We have taken a word that had precise measurement and dignity and transformed it into less. I hear college students explaining, they are “just going to community college”, hard working individuals who, “just work in fast food”, home owners who, “just live in Cleveland”, and athletes who, “just walk the 5Ks”.
When did this begin and why do we accept it? Why do we let others whomever they may be dictate our path. Whether, on the side of speaker or listener why do we just accept this? Our words are powerful because they stem from our thoughts. Let us do better by not simplifying our life or the life of others. If we are on the side of looking for others approval by “justing” well stop. The approval for your existence must come from yourself.