BUCKET LIST: THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 560 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 9 trips to carry that many people.
The sympathetic nervous system mediates the classic “fight or flight” response – pupils dilate, the heart races, sphincters contract, and hair stands on end. “If you have a cat at home, put his favorite food in a dish. Then just before he starts to eat, snatch the dish away. Before he scratches you, look at his pupils – that’s a [sympathetic nervous system] response,” a mentor once told me. Fortunately, if you’re not a cat person, you can also elicit this response by mentioning the USMLE Step 1 to any second year medical student in America.
Having just experienced this exam myself, I can attest to its grueling nature – a 7+ hour exam on all one has learned in the first two years of medical school (with some topics reaching back to undergraduate education). However, the test is also a rite of passage, and I can’t say I disagree…
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Walang punong tutubo kung walang bungang bumagsak. Parang tayo lang din, may mga problemang dumadating sa ating buhay or may mga pagkakamali tayong nagawa na pilit tayong hinihila pababa ngunit kagaya ng puno ang pag bagsak natin sa buhay ang magiging dahilan upang magkaroon ng malakas, matibay at bagong ikaw na handa na sa kung ano mang problemang dadating sa mga susunod na panahon. Wag matakot bumagsak, sapagkat sa bawat pag bagsak ay may bagong uusbong.
Detoxifying your mind
I must confess that during exams, I sometimes find myself spending less time with God.
Tired from hours of cramming, I start getting too tired to spend time with God after a long day’s work. I begin to lose my priorities. I unintentionally pack my days so full with study that there’s no room left for him. Before I know it, my usual routine of setting aside time for the Lord each day flies out the window. It’s not an intentional decision to turn from God… but an insidious process that happens when I lose my priorities in the face of looming barrier exams.
But every year when this happens, one particular verse comes back to me and grabs my attention. It is a famous one which has been the recurring theme of my medical school life for the last five years:
Seek first his kingdom and his…
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