People in the helping professions are routinely exposed to the raw side of humanity. This is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because few people are privileged to witness these things: When a dying person looks into your eyes, when you console a parent who lost their child or ease the respirations of a COVID patient struggling for breathe, you bear witness to life’s sacred moments. It’s a curse for the same reason: That witness sometimes comes at a price.
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