No joke: There's an almost magical word that can help keep you out of a lot of trouble. This word can head off some pretty traumatic problems before they ever get a chance to start. But, believe it or not, many people today end up wrecking their lives simply because they fail to use this word. Why? Because it can be the hardest word in the English language to say. It's the word no. Suppose you're out with several friends. One of your companions pulls out a joint - a marijuana cigarette - and asks if everyone would like to smoke it. To your surprise, your friends all accept. When you hesitate, they urge you: "Oh, come on, it's all right. It'll really make you feel good. Just try it." What do you say?
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