Sunday, December 11, 2005

Bah!

Do you ever get that feeling, that things you do, things you hold close to your heart, things you consider to be your trademark trait, could be construed to be something wrong? Something that may be misundertood. Or insulting. Or taken advantage of.
You kinda do something out of sheer goodwill. Or because it makes you happy. And then it backfires. And you're wondering why you bothered in the first place.
You kinda realise that maybe your idea of kindness, or generosity, or friendship, is pathological. Be it doing favours for someone. Or offering a place to stay to people you don't know well, but give the benefit of trust to anyway . Or giving gifts. Or taking calls. Or helping refer a patient to a consultant, even if that wasn't why she was here to see you in the first place.
Don't mind me. I'm probably just bitter because I had to wake up at some unholy hour on a Sunday morning to round on my patients.

5 Comments:

Blogger dobbs said...

"You kinda do something out of sheer goodwill. Or because it makes you happy."
It's nice if your efforts are appreciated but that in itself should be your reward - because you want to do it and it makes you happy. And whenever you are "too nice", you will always be taken advantage of - that's just human nature. I think you need to strike a balance and do what favours you can that pleases you but yet learn how to say "no" sometimes.
Hope you get what I mean! :)

6:34 PM  
Blogger sbanboy said...

There will be days like this ... and it is ok to get pissed off once in a while ... but dont let it change you... coz the world needs more good guys ... hang in there bro ... dobbs has just dropped a pearl of wisdom ... :)

5:41 AM  
Blogger Flatfeet said...

Sometimes I used to think that kindness doesn't pay.However,that shouldn't be like this. Just do what you have to do because you can't be pleasing everyone after all.come come let me give sugar daddee a big hug.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Just one of those days, doc. Don't worry. You will be just fine and dandy. Go have some sex!

10:10 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

who with??

9:49 PM  

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