Something is rotten with the world; and that rottenness is so radical and universal that it can be explained not by things, but by a spirit — the spirit of evil. It is our blindness not to know there is evil, because we denied its existence. A man without eyes can be persuaded night is day and day is night. So too the modern world which has lost both its eyes of faith and its eyes of reason can be made to believe the spirit of anti-Christ is not here, for having forgotten Christ, who shall persuade it there is an anti-Christ?
Fulton J. Sheen, For God and Country, 1941. (via acatholicvibe)
Just looking at babies makes me happy. :D
Though we had our share of ‘nabugahan ng apoy’ experience today from the Pediatrics ward. That was a memorable one, Sir! Ugh, but not cool. I still believe being a doctor doesn’t give you the right to act like a ‘monster’ even though we’re just medical students. Oh well, thank you for the experience still.
Medfriends! <3 Thank you, John and Steph! HBD! :)
"Love wins, love always wins." ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Any time you talk to anyone about something that they love, they’re, like, their most beautiful. It’s a cool gift to get to talk to people about what they love.
Amy Poehler (via psych-facts)
~I remember a friend telling me stories about her parents who would give her everything, except their time…which is mostly spent in the hospitals and clinics. Reading this article, it made me think…someday, what will I be like?
WILL I BE A GOOD FATHER?
“A lot of my friends have started getting married, and the part of the wedding that is invariably the most beautiful and sad is the father-daughter dance. It’s a studied practice in composure, poise and dignity all the while rife with raw emotion that’s hard to escape. Amid the fun and laughter is a hard sadness as a father watches his daughter leave his for another’s arms.
During one such dance, a friend of mine and I were joking about what my father-daughter dance would be like. She’s convinced hilarity will ensue. I joke with her saying no one wants to see a large man like myself break down blubbering on the dance floor. To which she responds that she’d love to see that dance because she’s sure it would be awesome.
Sadly, in a moment of more honesty than I knew at the time, I said, “That assumes we’re still talking.” I went on to explain that I know I have a tendency to be wrapped up in my work and if something is not in the immediate for me, it becomes easy to neglect. She said nothing after that.
It is an unfortunate truth that many relationships in the medical community end in divorce. In part that’s due to the demanding nature of the job but also some of the personalities that go into the profession. I know a doctor who joked once that he’s an expert in divorce law because he’s had eight of them. I remember an episode of Scrubs in which Dr. Elliot Reid is complaining (again) about her relationship problems and Dr. Cox explodes on her with typical Perry Cox gusto and finishes saying, “The hospital comes first. Always…”
It’s very telling how much we all believe it to some degree. I used to wonder why my father, a physician, only came home to sleep when I was a kid but I get it now and it bothers me that that could very well be my future as well, just a passing shadow in my loved ones’ lives. It is my sincere hope that seeing this pattern now means I can avoid this particularly sad aspect of my chosen career. So far in my training I’ve been taught to be present when my patients and colleagues are around. But it’s clear that I will also have to learn to be present for friends and family too.
Live. Love. Heal.”
"It’s eerie to think about that morning, the strangeness of medical students cheering the news of someone’s death. Yet these contradictions happen all the time in our education. Our lecturers say, “This is a great case,” when describing a toddler who died from a rare cancer. Or, “Look at this beautiful pathology,” when holding up the clogged heart of someone’s father. I wonder if other professions share these kinds of perverse excitements. Do human resources trainees hear of “great” instances of sexual harassment? Do law students study “beautiful” murder cases?
In medicine, a lot of our training depends on the misfortune of others. Without sick people, we cannot learn to diagnose and treat. But we sometimes forget to manage our enthusiasm for the science of disease and, in doing so, ignore the human suffering that comes with the experience of disease.”
Dr Johnson said, the inscription should have been in Latin, as every thing intended to be universal and permanent, should be.
James Boswell, author of The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson
The Catholic church uses Latin, therefore… :)