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Tue May 21, 2024, 02:42 PM May 21

TIME100 Health: Jimmy Carter - Determined Health Hero

I never expected the likes of former President Jimmy Carter to traffic much in vanity, but the one time I spoke to him, back in 2006, he allowed himself a tiny flicker of it. At the time, the then-octogenarian was preparing for a journey to Africa to help pursue his mission of eradicating Guinea worm, and, impressed that a man his age would be making such a journey, I said to him, “I’m sure you hear this all the time, Mr. President, but it’s an inspiration to talk to you.” He responded with a laugh. “That’s OK,” he said, “I don’t mind hearing it.”



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TIME100 Health: Jimmy Carter - Determined Health Hero (Original Post) mdmc May 21 OP
I know he's still with us, but I'm starting to already miss him. Omnipresent May 21 #1
I just joined the FB group. flying_wahini May 21 #2
nice! mdmc Jun 11 #5
Nice response. PoindexterOglethorpe May 21 #3
no doubt mdmc May 25 #4


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3. Nice response.
Tue May 21, 2024, 04:02 PM
May 21

I once briefly spoke with Helen Hayes. Told her how much I admired her, and then said something like "I bet you get tired hearing that." She respond with genuine humility and graciousness, admitting she didn't get tired of it.

Some people are just class acts.

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