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three things I’ve learned today

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(1) Expect no redeeming events from the global theater for it has become a macabre tale of cannibalism entering its final act. Yet fear not, for Hope remains—just not in the politicians, corporations, or the system.  Hope remains in you, in me, in our families, in our friends. The future is grim and we have much to fear, but there will always be Hope.

(2) The shadow of greed, violence, and ignorance creeps across our land.  It threatens to snuff out the light that our forefathers toiled so arduously to construct.  All of us blessed with higher education—we are representatives of the Ivory Tower.  Now the time has come for us to descend from our heights. The time has come for us to take up arms. The time has come for us to spring forth from the gates of intellectualism and spread the light of knowledge, critical thought, and curiosity.

(3) My mission in life is no longer to despair at the existence of Evil.  My days will no longer be occupied with sitting around waiting for the eradication of Evil—indeed, such a thing will never happen. Henceforth, my mission in life will be to do Good, as much Good as is feasible—so that I might contribute to a tipping of the scale, if only so slightly, in favor of a better tomorrow.

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June 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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nihilism apparently

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I don’t know where this nihilism came from, but it permeates every bone in my body.  Today, I find myself cognitively decrepid.  I talk a lot of big talk—to others and to myself—about how “passionate” and “deep” I am, but in actuality, I have just become extremely lazy and fatalistic.

I’ve done enough ranting, whining, and puttering around.  It’s time for a change.  I need something I can really sink my teeth into—something I can sink my life into.  I need something I give a damn about.  I’ll explore global health more earnestly beginning today.  I just bought Mountains Beyond Mountains for my Kindle.

Stop complaining and do something about it, buddy.

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June 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

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pain, always

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I thought I was over this.

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June 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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growing up

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It is time to quit the computer games again.  The honeymoon period of 3rd year medical school is coming to a close.  I need to learn this stuff and I need to learn it well—my residency spot depends in it; more importantly, peoples’ lives depend on it.

Two short years from now, I will be intern MD.  There will undoubtedly be times when my mentors are tied up or unavailable and decisions in critical situations will fall to me.  No more games.  We’re live now.

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June 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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