as i am interested in being my best/optimum self, i strive to be aware of my strengths and failings.
it has become quite clear to me that "i am a-work-n-progress". my website and blog are indicative of this fact. this is part of the journey with this specific venture, and as well, is a reflection of my entire life. i post work that is still in need of editing. i typically do not wear make up; so my perfectly imperfect skin is visible. i don't always say the most appropriate thing, given a particular circumstance. at times, i am not the most friendly or patient person you have ever met. sometimes, my ability to understand and follow a relatively "socially typical" conversation, is lacking, to say the least. there are parts of me who really dislike conflict and tend to avoid such as much as is possible. in that mold, i could easily slip into the old "go along to get along" syndrome, and have done so in the past. my life's journey is a network of seemingly trial and error; mess ups & do betters. it goes without saying that i don't have all of the answers, even for my own life, let alone someone else life. still, as flawed as i am, i sometimes am not empathetic to the flaws of others; this being a perpetual flaw in me. that said, it seems to me that such is probably pretty much an universal flaw among human beings in general. it is therefore, at this time, that i shall share another side of my medical institution experiences & share some personal in sight on human institutions in general.
when i first saw my new primary care physician, (pcp) it took a typical long wait to see her. it was a 1st visit, so i was given more than the routine 15 minutes. she listened, took lots of notes, was very pleasant, & made sure i had proper assistance in using the new glucometer. at the end of our very thorough dialogue, a woman came in and patiently demonstrated how i should use this unfamiliar to me, device. for the most part, with just a few exceptions, the medical people who assisted me were friendly and patient.
i have to say, it is my opinion that if the environment/medical/societal culture was different, that most of the people who assisted and or treated me, would have been able to do so more effectively. in short, i think that large man made institutions; political systems, governments, media, educational systems, religions, medical systems, economical systems, infrastructure systems, & some social systems are mammoth, overstated, energy and resource wasting titanic machines; inflexible to maneuver out of impending danger. the impending dangers are always the same, so u think we would have figured it out by now.
1st impending danger is absolute power, absolutely corrupts the individuals who move about in that delusion. 2nd impending danger is selective prosperity always ends in strife, hostilities, war and environmental degradation; thus providing the tools of self destruction of any society in the pursuit of selective prosperity. similar to selective prosperity, is the impending danger of the pursuit of profit and convenience over the needs of people, true science and effective application of the true science to actually meet the true needs of the people.
any and every man made institution has fallen or is in the process of failing due to these same impending dangers. in such environments, individuals who participate and are dependent on the economical compensation from these mammoth institutions; more times than not, "shall go along-to get-along". in other words, when these gigantic institutions failed to actually meet the true needs of the people, the participants tend to ignore this fact, even unto convincing themselves, that they are doing what is best for their constituents, clients, patients, students, members, & etc. this happens time and time again, in spite of the fact that the data indicates that their efforts, the over all structure and implementation of the institution is failing to meet its primary objectives. to improve the quality of life for people; not just to extend the physical existence, not just to allow for pay check-to-paycheck survival, not just to have their symptoms managed with profit making drugs and not just to allow a miniscual few to live in abhorrent luxury while most live in dehumanizing poverty. the primary purpose of any institution is to allow people to work in satisfying work; in order that they may live a optimum, satisfying life. most people live to work, a job that only allows them to survive from day to day.
i believe that your typical physician, nurse, medical technician, para-medical workers would want to do the best they could do if given the proper environment in which they worked. i believe that many individuals throughout the labor forced arena, and this worldwide, are restricted to follow protocols that in effect, simply consider profit and convenience over actually and truly meeting the clients specific true needs. in this case, the patient's need for preventive of illness, health care and cures via lifestyle changes in nutrition, diet, and activities. our doctors and medical workers have too many patients, too little time for routine visits, and have virtually no education of how what we eat harms our bodies. or how the conventional food and drug institutions have altered the food and medicine supply to the point that our physiology no longer recognize such as real food or real plant-herbs medicines. the average medical student gets maybe 24 hours in nutritional health; science backed healthy diets, the knowledge of adverse effects of too much sugar, processed carbs, too much salt, & how these lifestyles of bad diets, bad habits and misinformation have directly resulted in their patients' symptoms. in addition, many medical professionals, since graduating from their perspective educational institutions, today have little time and thus little access to the exploding volumes of new data and information on the integrative wellness & health approach, which includes good healthy (usually traditional diets) vrs conventional diets; i.e. saturated-animal fats don't cause heart disease, but diets over loaded with sugar and processed carbs do. they commonly lack the knowledge of the healthy effects of whole foods, organic and properly raised food sources, proper exercise, and appropriate time spent outside in clean organic environments .
these facts limit our health care workers and medical professionals' ability to deliver the best health care and medical interventions that are possible. therefore, it is not the individual health care and medical service provider that carries the bulk of the responsibly for the inadequate medical and drugs for profit system; which is the current reality in these united states, but it is actually the entire medical services for profit institution/that culture that invariably strips away even the hope of acquiring the best health care possible.
to those health care workers who do get along with out going along with harmful practices; thank you for standing by your principles, your concern for humanity and your courage in spite of your challenges.