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In this video, I wanna talk about something that I think you don’t realize in medicine until much later. And that is the notion that it is just a job. Now I know you’re probably going like, “What the (bleep)? This guy talks about how cool it is and all this stuff.” And that’s true. We can do some really cool and fun stuff, but it is a job in the sense that you have coworkers. You have bosses, you have freaking rules. That sounds bad. I’m not really a particular fan of rules, but you have corporate structure. You have corporate rules. All that stuff comes along with this job now. It used to be physicians were on their own, and there was none of that kind of stuff.
The better you were, the more money you made, the more (bleep) you could get away with because you were making money for the hospital. But it’s sort of like that in the hospitals, but there are certainly, for the most part, a lot of rules and regulations and ridiculous meetings. Oh my God, meetings. People love meetings. Meetings up the wazoo that you have to go to, and you have to abide by the rules and all that stuff. And so one of the things to think about when you’re going to med school is most likely, okay? You’re not gonna save the world. You can do a lot of good stuff, and I think for me, why I wanted to do is I wanted to make sure that my life had some purpose. And I made some kind of an impact on other people ’cause after all, I think, probably, people are the most important thing on the Earth.
And so I thought if I do this, I know I won’t regret it. I know I won’t regret helping other people. You help a lot of people that don’t deserve it, and maybe some people don’t talk about that. But that’s the truth. You do. And especially…I’m in trauma, so emergency stuff. The worst decisions you make, people who make bad decisions often make other bad decisions. So the path that leads you down to becoming a drug addict is multiple bad decisions. Now once you’re a drug addict, it’s really, really difficult to turn that around. So I’m not saying that they’re the worst people. I understand there’s situations where maybe I would become a drug addict too if I had that situation, but my point is is that oftentimes, they get in this routine of making bad decisions. And so then they make bad decisions with their health as well as far as not seeing a doctor even if they can. Even if they have access to it, as in they have insurance, they don’t go. Waiting until they’re on their death bed before they come into the hospital instead of saying, “Yeah, something’s wrong. Let me come in early.” Stuff like that.
I’m probably gonna get a lot of shit for saying some people don’t deserve it, but it’s (bleep)ing true. Some people do a great job at trying to do the right thing, and they get screwed in our system. And other people act like idiots, and they get millions of dollars of care.
At the end of the day, it’s a job. And you have to be okay with that, and you have to be okay with treating patients that don’t necessarily, maybe, deserve your education. All the time and effort you spent, all the money you spent. And then somebody tells you to (bleep) yourself because they got shot yesterday, and they don’t like how you’re treating them today or whatever. Literally, patients will cuss you out because they’re just assholes. And usually people who get shot, they have a reason they got shot. It’s not because they were helping Grandma cross the street. It’s usually because they raped somebody’s sister the night before, and her brother came and shot him. Or they were robbing a bank. I mean, not a bank. I don’t see bank robbers. I see convenience store robbers, I see home invasion people, I see people that assaulted someone else or drug dealers that get shot. I saw one grandmother. I swear to God.
She was walking outside of a grocery store in Detroit, and she did take a stray bullet. That’s about the only person that I’ve seen maybe another person that was actually innocent, so that’s a tough thing to deal with. And you just have to go with the flow, and at the end of the day, you might make a little more money than everybody else with a regular job. But it’s still a job, and you gotta go everyday. And it sucks sometimes. And you try and see the good stuff in it, but it’s not always there. So I wanted to talk about that a little bit because not everybody talks about that. One of my mentors actually told me that, and I was like, “Oh no, it’s so awesome. Blah blah blah.” Yeah, he’s right. It’s a job, but it’s a pretty good job. And you can feel good about yourself at the end of the day I think. It’s still a lot of challenges.
All right, this is a short one. I just wanted to talk to you guys about that because I think it’s important. Anyway, hey, if you like my channel, subscribe and like the videos. And maybe share it with a friend. That’d be awesome. Thanks. Take care.
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