Next time you go to the doctor, try to picture running into her shopping at the grocery store, or laughing along with the crowd at a movie theater. It may be harder than you think, particularly if you’re counting on that doctor for important care.
If you’ve ever contributed more than your share to a group project, you may be surprised to learn that your teammates all did too—or think they did.
When people feel a more-immediate need for medical care, they form a less-complete picture of their doctors as human beings.
Other people do not need you to be Mother Teresa in order to admire and respect you. They just need you to be the kind of person who values treating other people decently. Being just a little bit nice seems to go a very long way.