Tuesday, 22 June 2010

It ain't what you do...

I was talking with a friend recently who spoke about his serious illness a few years ago. If you know about oesophageal varices then you will now how serious it can be. Well my friend was in intensive care and was sedated. However he could hear and understand everything around him and this included two doctors talking about when they should stop treating him.

He couldn't speak or move but he was desperate to tell them that he was still here and wanted them to continue working on him. The point here is that the problem wasn't the job that the doctors were doing. It wasn't the treatment or even the fact that there is a limit to the amount of treatment that can be given. The point is that the way that you do something is really important, because it was this conversation that came to haunt him later.

You don't have to be a doctor on intensive care to appreciate what I am writing. In any work that you do or even in any social interaction it ain't what you do it's the way that you do it.

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