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Story: There’s Something Special about Being A Doctor.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.

This week’s story: There's something special about being a doctor. I mention that I was talking to medical students about "drift"--the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which you don't take responsibility. If you want to read more about drift, go here and here.

 

In the video, I talk about being a doctor--because it was a doctor who made the comment to medical students that started me thinking--but really this point applies to anyone in a healing profession. To help to take away pain, to bring people back to health--there really is something special about that. At least it seems that way to me.

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