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Friday, April 20, 2007

"The one with judging and being judged..."

I find it a quite peculiar trait in us humans, that we constantly judge others. And in a way, we're subjecting these judgements to control us without knowing whether it actually has a point to ponder. Easiest case would be in how we serve or conduct ourselves among the masses.

Varsity guards, I've noticed are more hostile towards students but less stern on others. Without realising that the students are those whom they should serve; these are their main consumer group. And in a way, the staff also rather serves the needs of students. Bus drivers couldn't care less about students caught walking in the rain but would stop and divert traffic the instant they saw a staff on the street.

Not to be biased towards any anti-varsity acts; I'm too a proud university staff but I take pride in doing what is right rather than what we think is right. In retrospect, service towards students should be revamp to accomodate their needs - not ours. By that then they'll perform better in classes and experience a proper student life. Like how I did back then, even though I've went through some crossroads with the guards and 'uneven' treatments. But who doesn't nowadays right?

*sigh*

Yesterday I spent most of my time at the hospital looking over Wan and her needs. Somewhere in the late afternoons I had the opportunity to meet one of the doctors treating her. God only knows how much we value their commitment towards her recovery but I was somewhat taken aback by this encounter with her. She was trying to explain the adversity of a drug they needed to perscribe her, which needed our approval. I noticed how she explained to me was different the moment I told her I wasn't the immediate son, and was in fact Wan's grandson. In a way I found her words very condensending as if she was talking to a village idiot that knows nothing, whereas it never occured to her that my basics in biology would've enabled me to understand the words 'systemic', or 'thrombosis', or even 'prophylaxis' in that sense.

But maybe that's just how she talks to people, we never know. If that's the case, carrier-wise she needs to be more diplomatic and start to realise that doctors not only have an obligation to their patients, but also their family.

Saying all these does not make me out of blame as well. I admit that I do sometimes judge a book by its cover, and for that fact it makes me more humble. Life is, ultimately, a long lesson in humility. And we humans, if anything, are creatures of habit. It's time to rethink our habits and learn to unlearn whatever necessary.

-JeP

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cucu soleh ni.... hehe.