Archive for December, 2009

the measure of a man, the treatment of his inferiors

It’s been noted that many medical professionals tend to marry within the profession. This, like everything else in life, has its advantages and disadvantages. (Redundant statement? You’d be surprised. There are many who see issues in black and white instead of shades of gray.)

One advantage – an added understanding of your future partner. How he takes stress. How he treats his superiors. How he treats his peers. How he treats his subordinates.

The last, I believe, is an important measure of a man. Anyone can suck up to a superior because they have an ulterior motive. A promotion, a good ranking, a traineeship position. How one treats people viewed as of little to no material consequence is a reflection of one’s character.

The medical profession, like any other, has its own share of such people. We’ve all seen people who become all smiles and ‘yes’-men in the presence of the bosses and turn into the mean-monster once the bosses disappear from view.

This demonstrates a person’s underlying disregard for others, and also demonstrates the cunning that allows him to obtain his superiors’ favour by putting on a front. It is probably not wise to trust such people.

Or marry them. I’m just sayin’.

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Gear: Secondhand Floorball Stick

J. has bought a secondhand floorball stick from a friend. It’s a Fat Pipe Wolder 32. Flexible (32mm), quite suitable for improving the shooting strength of J.’s less-than-adequate physique. He will attempt to try out the stick more frequently.