In September of this year S & R Insurance Services began conducting seminars on social security. I prepared for these meetings as much as I could, not knowing how these would be different from my experience with the highly regulated Medicare Educational Meetings I have been doing for 8 years. What my attendees taught me is that there is an infinite number of problems to be addressed. I’m not talking about the solvency of the program, or the number of combinations available to a married couple. I am talking about the infinite combinations of how lives are lived, and how each person and couple is unique; spreading before me a wild tapestry of both prudence and dissipation.
In each public meeting, and in each private meeting anxieties, hopes, and frustrations are expressed. Listening to my visitors teaches me many things. First and foremost it teaches me to practice what I preach, and to be thankful for the blessings in my life. Secondly, and more practically it brings home the lesson that I am THEIR servant; my ultimate objective is to serve them, even if there is nothing substantive I can do for them.
Each meeting brings new challenges, but more importantly, each meeting builds on the next so I can use what my visitors and clients teach me to better serve the next person or couple.