Success is Like a Leaky Faucet

As a medical student, I am constantly learning… from books, from preceptors, from other students. But by far the best lessons are those from my patients themselves:

Mr. Farmer: Getting old… it’s not fun.

Me: Everyone in this place tells me not to get old.

Mr. F: Honey, you can try, but I don’t think it’s going to work. All you can do is NEVER smoke, only drink a little, work hard, and be happy.

Me: Got it. Good advice.

Mr. F: OH! And never go to bed mad. It’s like building a wall between you and Mr. Right. Nobody likes walls in bed.

Me: I’ll keep that in mind.

Mr. F: AND remember that success takes time. If you have a leaky faucet and it’s juuuuuust a drip, if you put a cup underneath it, it’ll fill eventually. Always remember the leaky faucet.

Drip, drip, drip.


Ms. Smith: Here’s my advice for you, honey. Do good now, and stay the hell away from pizza!

Apparently, pizza is bad.


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