I was away for the last 2 days attending Meeting on Portal Health, my uncle’s funeral and the Malaysian Conference of Psychological Medicine in KL.
It seems that in the last 2 days I was busy catching up stories with relatives and friends. At the same time, there has been an admixture of feeling from happiness, sad and sorrow to grief and bereavement.
I join my friends in the Ministry of Health to congratulate those who had been appointed to JUSA C. I think, it is an achievement of the life time. Personally, I am not sure whether I could be at par with them or not.
As a result of grief, I had published on my blog word of condolences which says everything from my heart (Memperkasa Paradigma). It was a great loss to me personally. For one who had experienced losing both parents, losing a father-figure is really a blow to the fragile self.
It is also a happiest moment meeting Professor Malhi since we last met and had a lunch together in Singapore last year.
My journey end up well after attending two meetings on agalomelatine and paliperidone depot injection. Nevertheless, my emotional journey continues to flourish my heart and soul so long as I live and breath on the realm of this temporal world (selagi hayat dikandung badan).
1. Take vacations.
2. Find a retreat.
3. Don’t take work home.
4. Stay active in a hobby.
5. Escape for few minutes each day. Pray.
6. Take maximum advantahe of technology.
7. Delegate greater responsibility to subordinates.
8. Limit travel.
9. Ask your spouse for feedback.
10. Reserve time each day for children.
I find many similarities between politicians and doctors in the way they pass over their profession to the offspring.
First and foremost, many parents feel doctor is a noble profession when their children could easily move up the social strata, becoming a doctor is the simple answer to the quest of honor and glory. In some cases, the business entity like clinic and dispensary has to be handed over to the children.
The subconscious motive to many doctors is the need to pass over their legacy of wealth and generosity to the next generation.
It is a believe, to my mind, among some medical professionals that if their offspring fail to become professional equivalent to the parents, the upbringing is default in some ways or another. Becoming a flop family is a disaster. The families often gain less respect among peers and colleagues. Worst still some wive of doctors tend to compare their children achievement as the benchmark of family success. Not to mention on what car they owned and what house they lived in.
When competition is the only game in town when it comes to comparing social status, the inter-family relationship would be difficult.
The same phenomenon has also been observed among teachers as many of them are wealthy resulting from ‘privatization of the teaching profession’ in the beginning of this century.
As society progresses, challenges are unavoidable and social commentaries continue..