a life we’ve chosen

…and you BET I’m honored to be in it. Medicine definitely has it’s dark and humbling side, as exposed by this article: To-being-doctors-to-be by Mrigank. However, as physicians, we have the incredible honor of seeing what our bodies can…and can’t do…face to face. Mrigank’s entry was too beautiful and so eloquently written, I had to repost.


We who began our adult lives spending alternate days with corpses… Who spend the prime of our youth in the grime of wards. Who have already witnessed a lifetime’s share of deaths. Who learn about depression but fail to recognise it in ourselves…We who are hunted and haunted by questions that have no answers. Who feel guilty when we know less than we should. Who fear that we will never be good enough…
We who cannot ever abandon logic. Who are rational but must allow for prejudices. Who have no choice but to listen…
We who will never tell you any of this.
We who really need to step back and appreciate ourselves.”


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