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Hi Doctor Sherman,
Stephen B here. It seems to me that the fundamental problem in these kinds of situations is the implicit assumption of those folks attempting to change others that they know [everything] better than the people they're trying to change. Whether it's family, friends, doctors, counselors, politicians, et all, it's the presumption of moral authority - and maybe the appointment of authority - that forms the basis for so much of this kind of ambigamous behavior that we're all guilty of from time to time.
That's my two cents. Great post, as always!
Outrage management for when your supply of care can't keep up with demand.
How to get that chip off your shoulder.
Keep one foot in humble self-awareness.
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