“Call Things by Their Right Names”

The culture of medicine is immersed in high standards, ideals, and perfections.  Society demands perfection from physicians.  It is manifested in many ways.  The legal system, hospital staff privileging, no mercy for personal mental health issues, harsh criticism from our mentors.  Consequently, as others judge us, we are idealistic regarding … Read More

The Myth of Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is one of the worst concepts ever propagated. While the definition itself appears harmless enough on its surface, “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities,” the ideas surrounding self-esteem implies that if I had enough of “X,” then I would have less anxiety, less frustration, and more happiness. “X” … Read More

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