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Old 10-20-2019, 10:27 PM   #11
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Go to med school or join the Marine Corps instead of partying, chasing skirts, and focusing on "making money".
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:52 PM   #12
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Dear younger self(ves),

Sleep is a good thing, not meant to be a scary thing. In time, with safer environments, you will be able to relax and sleep safely.

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Work extra hard on your school studies so you can qualify your exams to later become a professional. Please consider becoming a doctor because there are never enough GPs and medical staff to cover the UK population. For this, the subjects you need are: Organic chemistry, general chemistry, biology, English, physics, sociology, psychology, math and calculus. All those will be included in your undergraduate coursework.


Cease all your social networking to buckle down and graft hard to get the highest grades, during which you may lose your friends because you'll be too tired to socialise. Because to become a professional, your path is never going to be easy. Except there are great benefits.
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Becoming a physician is also a massive sacrifice. Go in with your eyes wide open. Your friends will be traveling and getting married and having kids and going to parties and you will be in the hospital at 3 in the morning. You cannot get those years back. If I had to do it over again, I would go to business school.
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Becoming a physician is also a massive sacrifice. Go in with your eyes wide open. Your friends will be traveling and getting married and having kids and going to parties and you will be in the hospital at 3 in the morning. You cannot get those years back. If I had to do it over again, I would go to business school.
That is so true what you said, @bpcyclist I'd be up for a 12 hour shift, but one rarely ever left work until two hours later. Or even more if there was an emergency, I'd get to stay.

This morning I was only telling a friend in a pm that because of often long working hours, one never gets to make friends because of tiredness and overwork. Only unless I'm on vacation can I drink alcohol because I'm a driver and next day, will be using my vehicle. I've missed weddings, parties and even Christmas.

It shouldn't be that I often work minimum 60 hours a week, but realistically it can be 70 with barely Sunday off, worse if my colleagues are off sick. Often I get called out to an accident, mostly in the middle of the night, almost always the weather is pissing down, or a raging gale or both.

Sometimes I ask myself why I do this job, being a GP. The answer is always this: It's my calling to be a doctor.
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That is so true what you said, @bpcyclist I'd be up for a 12 hour shift, but one rarely ever left work until two hours later. Or even more if there was an emergency, I'd get to stay.

This morning I was only telling a friend in a pm that because of often long working hours, one never gets to make friends because of tiredness and overwork. Only unless I'm on vacation can I drink alcohol because I'm a driver and next day, will be using my vehicle. I've missed weddings, parties and even Christmas.

It shouldn't be that I often work minimum 60 hours a week, but realistically it can be 70 with barely Sunday off, worse if my colleagues are off sick. Often I get called out to an accident, mostly in the middle of the night, almost always the weather is pissing down, or a raging gale or both.

Sometimes I ask myself why I do this job, being a GP. The answer is always this: It's my calling to be a doctor.
Well, then, Access Denied, you are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.
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Dear Self,

Believe in yourself.
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Learn to cook and cook properly instead of being outdone by my bright and often cheeky 11 year old daugher whose cooking expertise puts mine in deep shade.
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To myself as a 10-year-old boy. The world is a strange place, sometimes spooky sometimes fun. Lots can be done and plenty of questions to be asked. Whatever is to be, you can be sure you will do your best. Once your best is done, you will grow wise to your years and find content. Once contentment is found, you will have the answer to the ultimate question.
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Don't get married.
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