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Continued: Rosenblum: Powerball? Not for me, thanks. Here's why.

  • Article by: GAIL ROSENBLUM , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 20, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Or maybe I’ve worked too long in the news business, where we step into happiness and heartache pretty much every day and money is rarely correlated with the former and too often useless to stop the latter.

If I could use my Powerball winnings to prevent any parent from ever losing a child again, I’d jump in headfirst. But the world doesn’t work like that, so I recommend we don’t feel bad at all about not being that one-in-175.2 million winner and, yes, those are the odds.

Instead, I suggest that we all get out of bed every single day and work hard to heal this imperfect world of ours, which includes taking care of ourselves and our loved ones, fighting against injustice, giving to charity, reading to kids, staying focused, cutting others slack and dreaming big.

Mostly dreaming big. We have always had the power to do that.

 

gail.rosenblum@startribune.com 612-673-7350

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