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Can You Stop Someone Else’s Bad Choices?

Make sure you check out my guest post today at Frugal Rules! One of the neat things about being an optometrist is the variety of people I interact with on a daily basis. While some days make me wish for people with no vision issues, I tend to enjoy figuring out problems and helping people coordinate eye health and vision as a part of maintaining overall health. I learn lots of things from my patients. Sometimes they inspire me to be better or smarter. Sometimes I see examples of what I don’t want to do. Many times, it’s really hard to be neutral and keep my emotion in check. I’m sure most jobs in the public sector are similar. How do you deal with keeping personal emotions on the sidelines when all you want to do is scream at the top of your lungs when someone is making a bad choice? It’s funny what people will share with an eye doctor. I do get a full medical and family history on every patient, so maybe they feel I already know their story. Maybe some just need to talk. While I am bound by patient privacy laws when it comes to ...

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