How Rocky can help the Highlands

Ever see a Rocky Movie? I kinda stop watching after Rocky IV, however, a friend recently told me about Rocky Balboa (2006). He thought there was a quote in there that was applicable to Highlands Residents.

rocky balboa christmasRocky was giving some fatherly advice on boxing to his son he says “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! ”

I’ve wondered lately how Highlands is going to recover. How many years is it really going to take?

Highlanders are known for their resiliency, their toughness, their willingness to take care of their own.

How they are going to recover is to be prepared to take the next few hits after Sandy and keep moving forward. Dealing with the Insurance companies, the contractors, the banks.. and still end up putting their homes together. That’s how Highlands winning will get done.

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  1. I’ve talked to a few people around town and the only thing I’d like to point out is that everybody is in a different position. For example, some people had flood insurance and some didn’t. Some people are angry at how FEMA handled things while others are quite satisfied. Some people are already rebuilding, while others haven’t even started. I know most people are well meaning, but I’ve had to tune a lot of them out because their situation might not apply to me.


    • I agree with you that there are very different positions in town. Some have already given up, some think that things are very do-able, others have moved back in and are living with the situation as is, all though not sure how long they can. There are another level of people that have not heard from their insurance companies yet and after they do there could be changes in certain peoples view points. Lesson learned for me was that there is no such thing as “adequate” flood insurance and its really not there to make you whole, so putting things back in order requires one to reach in to ones pockets or hope approval for a low cost loan from the SBA.


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