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Infinity wrote

"“It’s a very noble profession. You are saving lives, and that is an amazing thing to be doing. Also, in this country there’s never been medical unemployment. So of course, there is incredible pride and pressure from young doctors’ families.” One client had “spent a staggering 15 years pursuing a career he never really enjoyed”; another had pushed himself for 10 years out of loyalty to his family, until severe panic attacks forced him to admit his real interest was actually elsewhere. Others had chosen the wrong specialty but felt stuck, the prospect of starting all over again in another discipline all but unthinkable.""

--------------This quote from the article is totally relatable, and I'm a regular person. I think that a lot of us would be able to relate to that sentiment.

---- only certain people get to become doctors. There are only few people who have the amount of privilege it takes to become a doctor. I know a radiologist. He's been playing golf since he was 6 years old. He goes to Cabo every year with his family for two weeks, and they go on fishing trips at 500+$ for a couple hours to kill innocent beings in the ocean without thinking twice about it. He went to Costa Rica for a summer right after undergrad to surf before he went to medical school... He's definitely not going to be posting on raddle. He lives in an area that is overlooking the rest of us, little people. Definitely a sheltered person. Regular people don't get to become doctors, so to expect them to have the same kind of empathy a normal person has would be hopeful. Regular people have to deal with regular world issues. Regular people are not necessarily playing golf since the age of 6. We start out less uptight, to begin with.

What would the response to this dilemma? The profession should be accessible to more people for starters. This issue seems quite systemic.

What came first the chicken or the egg?