Good Talk Minot #4: Fleshing out the Water Balloon Debacle

In episode #4 of The Good Talk Minot, Jonah Lantto of The Good Talk Network and I discuss the now-in-the-past water balloon debacle of 2017. If you’re unfamiliar with the incident, you can get a refresher from this Minot Daily article.

The conversation helped me flesh out my thinking on the topic. Here’s where I landed: We need policies in place to act as a guide for people and institutions, but we also need to occasionally deviate from the path and those guidelines when the nuance of a situation calls for it. It’s not an easy balance, but it comes down to empowering the use of personal judgement, and rewarding it when it’s used well.

Josh Wolsky

Editor and Publisher of TheMinotVoice, Developer of the #ForMinot Network,  Co-Host of #GoodTalk Minot, Advocate and Friend of the Souris River, Former City Alderman, and clearly -- all things #MakeMinot. Go ahead, don't wait for permission!

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