I have come to a conclusion. I think the medical profession (especially doctors) needs to wear two left shoes.
“Why?” you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you…
Living with a chronic illness, we always wish people could understand what it’s like being sick 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. However, we would never ever wish our pain on another person — We know too well what it’s like to be hurting all the time, and wouldn’t even wish it on our worst enemy.
Empathy is a funny thing though. If you “feel” what a person is going through, then you appreciate better what their pain is like, even if you can’t see it with your own eyes.
So, I figure that if people in the medical profession wore two left shoes for just one day, they will quickly be reminded what it’s like to live and work in pain — And offer more empathy to their future patients.
If they need an extra reminder, they can wear two left shoes of a smaller size for a refresher course!
It should be a simple, yet effective experiment and/or reminder, don’t you think?
Wouldn’t it be great to suddenly start seeing people in the medical profession wearing two left shoes?