I started my life as a chemist…. Well that is not true I started my life as a baby (just like everyone else). I took a BS and MA in Chemistry. In all my working career (short because I took care of my kids) people rarely what I was doing and if it had any implications in the world. The conversation started like this. “Debbie what do you do? ” “I am a physical chemistry graduate student.” They would take a step back then trying to regroup they would ask what my husband did. I would tell them he is a math graduate student. At that point they would usually find someone else to talk to….. Fast forward 3 kids and 25 years later. I am a real estate agent and I ran for Congress. I have2 kids who are college graduates, one starting grad school and the other starting college. People do not ask me what I think of the political situation (I have to force that on them). They ask me the market conditions. What is their home worth and whether I think the market is rising or falling? What do I think will happen in next few months…. Can people really get loans?
It was very interesting to have people want to hear my opinion. I think I had less than that as the nominee for my party and certainly less then as a Scientist.
We are ambassadors of our profession and we owe it to our client to be abreast of the situation. This is just a thought for the day before my office meeting?