Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology
If this pandemic taught us anything, it is the degree to which mankind is willing to act or react to what he does not agree with, regardless of the consequences.
A group of servicemen were working on the power lines in our area last week, and they needed to work on our property. I asked them if they were vaccinated, and they said, no, that they didn't believe in it. They seemed irritated by my question, so I changed the subject and talked about other things, till we established a quasi sort of relationship. Then I asked them to educate me on why they didn't believe in the vaccine or the virus. They began a long and often interrupted - by each other - rambling of their reasons. Finally, the common single agreed upon motive seemed to be that they didn't like the government mandating vaccination. I found their reasoning preposterous, if not paradoxical.
In the last century, after numerous wars and conflicts, the UN Charter was established to build conformity of ideas. Yet the last few years have seen the demise of these principles. It seems that the leaders of our world are intent on dismantling the whole unity of our world, rather than strengthening its accord. The real confusing fact is that these are the very countries that worked so hard to unite us in the first place.
If we are to build a productive future, we have to learn from our history. That however does not seem to be the case. This quagmire of ideas and the conflicts it creates, sickens many and the confusing messages further bewilder the people. The resulting effect fills our hospitals, ICUs, clinics and health centers to a point that taxes the very foundation of our profession. Still, we are asked to be mindful not to add to the disorder and care for our patients, even when their ill is self-inflicted. But that is what makes us professionals. Keep up the good work dear colleagues; the history of this era will talk kindly of us.