I recently learned that one of my friends, who just graduated from medical school, died in a car accident. When I read the news, it shocked me, and had me my body and mind frozen for a few seconds. He was a great student, and would have made a great practicing physician. I just could not believe that all of his hard work, and his dedication was just taken away when his life came to an end because of a car that crashed into his car. I just could not even imagine what his family is currently experiencing.
This leads to me another observation: if you were to get into an accident, where you injure you finger or your leg or any other organ, your future career in medicine may be completely ruined, depending on the specialty you choose.
It is almost mind-boggling to come to these conclusions. We spend three decades of our lives training to be a doctor, and one minute of our life can take it all away from us.
With that said, I think it is important to live every moment of today, and treat people the way you would want to be treated. This especially applies to patients. Treat them as how you would want to be treated if you were in their shoes.
I try to continue my day and make sure none of my actions leave me with regrets. But, the truth is, life is unpredictable, and you can never know what is in store for tomorrow.