Today is September 11. A day that will never be forgotten. I will never forget where I was on 9/11, when I heard about the twin towers. Do you remember where you were??? I think about the lives lost and it saddens me; I think about the fact that people in this world exist who commit atrocities such as 9/11 all over the world, all the time, and it disgusts me.
Peace on Earth... Is it possible?
The world is crazy. Really. Speaking of things that are wrong in the world, pharmaceutical companies are evil. What?!??! Who said that!?! Did you hear something?
Today a woman came to our Career Pathways class to discuss Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM), my favoritest subject in the world right now. I took a class just for fun called Alternative and Folk Medicine during the Spring 2006 semester. It's the coolest class I've ever taken. EVER.
She was awesome. She was politically active during her med school years, organizing unions for students and residents. She's all about CAM and she's all about activism. She talked about some CAM techniques, about how the US and South Africa are the only industrialized countries that do not have socialized medical care, about how no one in this country receives good medical care, about big pharmaceutical companies and how they fund 75% of research, and a lot of other things that interest me greatly.
It sounds cheesy, but she was really inspirational to me- what she said throughout her talk, the way she spoke, everything. I love to hear speakers like her. She was a bit dorky and she used her hands a lot while she spoke; she was REAL. She was a feminist hippie girl who fought and is still fighting for what she thinks is right. Gotta love that!
At the end of her talk she reminded us that as physicians, we will have the background and status to make a real difference. Yay Activism!
More about CAM later, it's bedtime.
Oh, just to talk about food for one second: I made me some mashed sweet potatoes to eat with dinner tonight. Success! I'll be a chef extraodinaire in no time!