Life and medicine, reflections
The common divisor for life and medicine is that they are both ‘easy’.
The problem exists only when we make things complicated while they should not be so. But, on the contrary, a smooth and self-assembled and harmonized cascade of success should be there when we manage – even after quite long time – to lay such noise and artifact aside. You could be a famous and impactful physician because you show the readiness and willingness (sometimes fondness and passion); notice that many people do not show any of that all.
Do not be taken too far by those thick medical books full of ink and texts. These could be written by more than one person and/ or over long times, could be useful and interesting, or they may not contain an answer for your past, present or future curiosity and questions. You are, in every case, not meant to read every paper you find or to understand each word you may have ever heard – though it would be great if you were to do that –. Because, going from the easiness of medicine, you should (or very politely: must) stick to the basics of medicine (or life). This can be the line of demarcation between a trustful and artful physician and those who either dampen in their hesitancy or float in illusions of details and thoroughness: the true basics and ethics.
You deserved it because you knew it in advance; you got its essence and made it in the centre of your consciousness. What, when, why, how and where? It is (or should be) more easy than anyone can believe. As a physician you don’t fix machines but peoples’ health and life, you do not sell books or household goods but convey knowledge and culture, you do not stamp money or create gold but help everybody better appreciate their life and life as a whole.
A physician is a person who goes in life brilliantly and successfully in the best possible satisfaction through the honest practicing of medicine.