12
Mar
09

Self vs Pre-determination, excuse me -preservation-

My gut has been telling me for months now that there is something intrinsically wrong with the society I deal with on a daily basis. The contradictions that rival even those found in places like Saudi Arabia- no (sigh), no Arab bashing in this session…

The contradictions I am talking about are of those that deal with the “so-called” Freedoms of my society. The Freedom to Speak, Think, Enact, Write, Preach and what not…The very same Freedoms that are used to exclude others from certain spheres…

  • “I am not going to listen to you- whether or not you are speaking a particular truth or not is irrelevant- you don’t belong to my group (the ones that have about ten initials after their last name; hyphenated or not)”…

Sorry I only have three intitals H.S.S.; thought I belonged to the bigger group….

  • “Who does she think she is?!”

Oh, that’s right- I can’t climb up in the world- you have to be born at your station and stay there… Didn’t know we adhered to the Manu laws of Caste…

  • “That’s the thing with visibility… people can see you coming”

But of course, blinders are not part of professional argumentum…

At the end of the day; 4 meetings, two sets of rounds, more emails than usual, and some firefighting later I feel utterly exhausted… I love my work; hospitals invigorate me – its the people that you may find in them that can give you slight doses of indigestion, heartburn, and agita…

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