When you lay back, and remove your doctor’s coat, you realise that comfortable warmness wearing down. And you miss it, consciously or unconsciously.
As much as we deserve the respect and pat-on-the-back, we have been too habituated in seeking them, and we don’t even realise it.
It is as if, when we go out there, in the open society, when we look unto the eyes of fellow humans on our right side, we expect them to bow down and a give us that single look which says it all.
Like we yearn for people to give us appreciation and tell us how much they are grateful to us. On a basic level, it is very valid, considering the work, and the sacrifice we make. But what I feel is we go wrong, when we are misguided and attach it to our ego.
I may be completely wrong when I pen down this.
But as a spectator, seeing from both the eyes of a layman and a medico, this comes to me.
I feel, as if, on a spiritual level, we have become an ego-feeding-machine-cum-healer.
my dear comrades of medicine,
what do you think?
What are your views?
Dr Dinesh Raja,
The Wild Thinker.
June 20, 2022