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The Mystery Debt Of Gratitude

I Was Super-Nice To Her, But Why?

That’s my daughter in 2012. This photo was taken outside the home of her best friend, Saniya. Photo by the author.

I had a patient’s mom in my clinic last month who teaches at my daughter’s school — Mrs. Priya Mehta. I distinctly felt I owed her something: I felt she was someone who had helped me in the past.

Her sixteen-year old son was a nice boy, who allowed me to do his root canal perfectly well, but even as I worked on him, I couldn’t…

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