To eat then sleep beyond it no belief,
Any food however lends thee
To eat then sleep beyond it no belief,
Any food however lends thee
Will you be my Valentine my Dear,
Because your No is what I fear . . .
Every night I dream of you,
You are a boon bestowed on few . . .
Your eyes shimmer in the rainbow’s hue,
Your smile fresh like the morning dew,
Your nature gentle like the softest breeze,
You are a goddess, please cease to tease . . .
You saunter by, like Venus herself,
Your hair so dark, I lose myself . . .
Your skin shines, sweet summer sunset,
You lend my soul, unshakeable strength . . .
You make my day, with a single word,
I hope my pleas are finally heard . . .
Allay my fears, refresh my heart,
Before my countenance falls apart . . .
O my fair maiden, just grant me a wish,
Into togetherness, Into everlasting bliss . . .
Be my Valentine my Dear,
Because your No is what I fear . . .
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On the Gates of Heaven the angels cried,
What brings you forth, child?
My nights were dark, the days bright, he lied,
Let me in, keep my punishments mild.
What were you, man, in life?
The trade, profession, your means to live by,
A humble trade, a loving wife,
Dreams yet unfulfilled, why did I have to die?
Such troubles are behind you now,
As another flesh coat awaits you.
What of my past, how do I bow?
Forgo unfinished tales, get ready to redo.
The cycle continues on,
Like hot summer nights or a cold winters day,
Souls remain lost, most forever mourn,
Don’t we mortals even have a say?
We all are instruments in the Lords hand,
Balanced in pain, in gain, but with no identity, no name,
Little pawns to play with in schemes so grand,
Aren’t we all pieces in this game?
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The poem is a dialogue between the angel that guards the gates of heaven and an honorable man that died before his time. Dreams and aspirations were broken, the man still cannot understand the greater forces at work here. While the dialogue continues I try to explore the concept of rebirth and leave it to the reader’s judgement if death/rebirth cycles are worth going through or simply a chess game for the masters of our fates.
Well success is easy to achieve isn’t it? With numerous workarounds, guides, quotes, books written on achieving success it is high time someone elucidates the working of failure. Failure in itself is a very vast field of extremes. Ranging from simple failures like not being able to outscore someone at Temple Run, to the ones that give you an extra year at med school to set things right.
Failure is something that universally ties all humanity. Something that reminds us how we all are equal and nowhere close to perfection of immortality. We owe almost all progress and success to those hours spent in contemplating failure and developing strategies to achieve those elusive results. However it’s important to analyze failure, be it simply the inadequacy of effort, to the lack of preparation, to the unavoidable stroke of bad luck or simply being outclassed by a better opponent (don’t worry the failure scales are soon going to be tipped against them too). Failure is something that is truly universal in corporeality.
Society has spent years on ways to devise a workarounds around failure but tends to forget that failures is an institution in itself. Let’s get to intimately know this institution:
The important thing is that we have to make our education there worthwhile. What matters even more is that can we turn that education into learning and actually apply that to the real world scenarios. Unfortunately failure is an incorrigible institution; there are no shortcuts, no guides, and no hands to hold as you face the unforgiving examiners (pretty much mimics the dreaded college vivas). Ultimately it’s you who have to venture ahead and actually face failure head-on, otherwise there is free entertainment, food, boarding and lodging till you rest and recuperate to have another go at the final examination again and as they say, “try, try again… “, perhaps to succeed and become an alumni of this institution.
Unnecessary imaging tests for establishing a diagnosis, serological tests for tuberculosis, denial to basic life saving measures, broad spectrum antibiotics for self-limiting viral conditions. These are examples of defensive medicine that can be found as a rampant Medusa all around us.
Defensive medicine occurs when doctors order tests, procedures, or visits, or avoid high-risk patients or procedures, primarily (but not necessarily/solely) to reduce their exposure to malpractice liability. When physicians do extra tests or procedures primarily to reduce malpractice liability, they are practising positive defensive medicine. When they avoid certain patients or procedures, they are practising negative defensive medicine.
Defensive medicine brings with it exponential increases in the costs associated with clinical practice. Practitioners, the public, and third party insurers all experience the same impact on the price of medical care in the form of additional testing (even unnecessary testing). More importantly, fear among health care practitioners and administrators has contributed to a different kind of cost expressed in the shut-down or unavailability of services in sectors of high-risk exposure. Yet, most problematic of all, the practice of defensive medicine compromises not only the cost but the quality of care given. In short, the fear of malpractice litigation has a tangible effect on the manner in which all clinical decisions are made, not just risky ones, but all varieties, from the mundane to the most profound.
Physicians receive “signals” from the malpractice system in a variety of ways, including personal litigation experience, the experience of their colleagues, the media, risk management and quality assurance activities, and their malpractice insurance premiums. Although it is unclear whether and to what extent these “malpractice signals” affect physician practice, it has been documented that physicians consistently overestimate their own and their colleagues’ risk of being sued. Physicians are concerned about the professional, financial, and psychological consequences of litigation but, on balance, they tend to overestimate the risk of these effects as well.
Perceptions of increasing risk may also arise from the continual development of new diagnostic techniques and improved therapies for serious debilitating conditions. Both of these trends could make the consequences of not testing more serious. The availability of more accurate or early tests or new therapies changes a natural risk—for example, the risk of death from disease—into a preventable risk, and places a new burden on the physician to correctly interpret the results of the test. When a medical technology is new, physicians may have greater uncertainty about the appropriate indications for its use and therefore more conscious concern about the potential for liability.
Like other widespread phenomena, the medical malpractice crisis does not occur in a social vacuum: indeed, we live in a litigious climate where everyone seems to be suing everyone else on very little provocation. Another factor leading to fear of litigation may be the perception that the medical profession requires outside scrutiny and regulation. In this context, public awareness of malpractice suits creates a self-fulfilling prophecy: the more the public becomes aware that the medical profession is vulnerable to litigation, the more likely the number of suits is to increase.
The primary benefit that may derive from the fear of malpractice liability is strengthened therapeutic alliance between clinician and patient. Once clinicians openly acknowledge their own fears of liability, they may then choose to address these concerns by putting their energies into building mutually supportive relationships with their patients. The therapeutic alliance promotes these “good feelings” by establishing as a shared goal the well-being of the patient. Instead of being pitted against each other as adversaries, clinician and patient can work together against the common enemy of disease.
Today malpractice is a topic that seems to make people in the medical field shiver. Understanding the legal issues, such as negligence and the penal code, is important to understanding new reforms and developments in this area. Thus it is clear that the various components that make up the practice of defensive medicine can only be unraveled with the help of physicians, patients and government. Finally it’s the patient’s welfare that should be of paramount importance in any clinical/emergency setting because that’s what we swear to protect in the Hippocratic Oath.
Inspiration is extremely rare to find these days. The Internet has made information retrieval such a simple task. Gone are the days when research meant original ideas, hours of struggle with tomes in the library and days of incessant labor. A single click today and a plethora of knowledge opens up.
Creation is and shall always be a dynamic process. Entwined, interspersed and inspired from Nature. The morning dew, the rising sun, the mountains tall, the glades, the flowers are all same as the ones our ancestors had for their creative titillation.
Inspiration shall always come to those, who look for it. But the secret is to search in the right places, at the right time and for the right purpose. With inspiration in hand and imagination at work, one can do wonders. You may be a poet or a practitioner, imagination gives you the ability to go beyond the usual din. The power to sail beyond the horizons of conformity to islands of exclusiveness and exceptions but can Knowledge substitute Imagination and Inspiration?
Knowledge breeds from the past, Imagination forges the future and Inspiration envisages the present. All three are vital for success. For there is no future, if you don’t learn from the past. But the time to act is now. So go out and get inspired. Leave Google to what it does best: Doodle.
Life isn’t what it used to be, likes have replaced friendly smiles, pokes have replaced hugs, tagging people is the new way of socializing, birthday wishes now are just another Cntrl-C, Cntrl-V chore. We have amassed 1000’s of friends virtually but lack a real shoulder to hold on to in times of need.
Today we trade moments over wires forgetting the network that craves a personal touch within us. Seriously we have been brought so close that emotional closure today isn’t a possibility. Ramifications of the global village have led to annihilation of our personal place. In this quest for our personal identity in this vast array of 0’s and 1’s we sadly have lost the person that is us…
Nature needs Nurture
Freedom for All Cetaceans, Peace for Animals, Namaste
Music Takes You on Journeys
Phenomenology excites me.
from Morgan Bradham
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