Most everyone wants to improve the world. The thing is, people have different points of view on what’s wrong with the world and how to fix it. Some try to appeal to the masses via social media, trolling and debating those with different points of view, slowly trying to inculcate them with their own world view. Some plead, some form grandiose arguments, others decay into bombastic rhetoric, virtually beating others into silence. Some people try to instigate change through community action and becoming involved in local politics. Others work with charity. Whatever approach is used, I have no doubt that it comes from a place of passion – a heart aching at the state of the world.
For me, the approach is different. I see a world filled with individuals, from many different walks of life. Society is made up of unique people who, at the center of it all, have basic desires – to be treated with love and respect, regardless of religion, creed, or race. So, to me, changing the world is best accomplished by changing the world for one person at a time. It’s about showing a person love through health care. It’s about positively impacting people’s lives.
This is why I find this profession so empowering. Every patient whose life we touch, carries that positive influence into their lives and relationships. It is this that has been making tracks in my mind as I thought of what I wanted to say in my swan song. This is my last blog and I’m looking forward to continuing to impact people’s lives in positive ways. And I hope that all you start looking for opportunities to positively impact those around you as well.