We’re all responsible with our patients. The problem is— we blow it all out at work. In our own lives, we can’t think things through. We don’t make the sound choice, we did that all day in the hospital. When it comes to ourselves we’ve got nothing left and is it worth it? Being responsible? ..because if you take your vitamins and pay your taxes and never cut the line, the universe still gives you people to love and then lets them slip through your fingers like water and then what have you got?
“Secrets can’t hide in science. Medicine has a way of exposing lies. Within the walls of the hospital, the truth is stripped bare. One thing is certain, whatever it is we’re trying to hide; we’re never ready for that moment when the truth gets naked. That’s the problem with secrets – like misery, they love company. They pile up and up, until you’re so full of secrets you feel like you’re going to burst.”—Grey’s Anatomy
“Doctors practice deception everyday— on their patients, their families, but the worst deception we practice— is on ourselves which is why sometimes it takes us awhile to realize that the truth has been in front of us all the time.”—Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy, S7E13
Originally published in the 1950s, the Type A and Type B personality theory is a theory which describes two common, contrasting personality types—the high-strung Type A and the easy-going Type B—as patterns of behavior that could either raise or lower, respectively, one’s chances of developing coronary heart disease.
The theory describes a Type A individual as ambitious, aggressive, business-like, controlling, highly competitive, impatient, preoccupied with his or her status, time-conscious, and tightly-wound. People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving “workaholics" who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence.
In his 1996 book, Type A Behavior: Its Diagnosis and Treatment, Friedman suggests that Type A behavior is expressed in three major symptoms: free-floating hostility, which can be triggered by even minor incidents; time urgency and impatience, which causes irritation and exasperation; and a competitive drive, which causes stress and an achievement-driven mentality. The first of these symptoms is believed to be covert and therefore less observable, while the other two are more overt.
Because of these characteristics, Type A individuals are often described as “stress junkies” by individuals with Type B or other personality types.Many successful business and political leaders have Type A personalities.
The theory describes Type B individuals as perfect contrast to those with Type A personalities. People with Type B personalities are generally patient, relaxed, easy-going, and at times lacking an overriding sense of urgency.
Because of these characteristics, Type B individuals are often described as apathetic and disengaged by individuals with Type A or other personality types.
Lord, Please bless me everyday as I journey to my most terrifying battle for 2011. Obstacles abound that leave me shell-shocked, battered and scarred as ever but I continue to stand and finish this until the end. I surrender everything to you. Thank you.
“I’ll look as if I’m dead, and that won’t be true… You understand. It’s too far. I can’t take this body with me. It’s too heavy… But it’ll be like an old abandoned shell. There’s nothing sad about an old shell… It’ll be nice, you know. I’ll be looking at the stars, too. All the stars will be wells with a rusty pulley. All the stars will pour out water for me to drink.”—The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—~ Neil Gaiman