QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS
My Waiting Room Is Not For Waiting
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:25 pm Email this article
A sign in my waiting room says, "This is not the waiting room". It goes on to say, "This is the room for making friends, talking to neighbors, reading and looking at the information posters on the wall. Put away your cell phones and live a little."
My patients seldom wait long. But still, I am trying to teach an attitude here. A culture. Fat people are never going to lose weight unless they disconnect from things/objects/pills/food, and tune in, instead, to people, art, history, music and (for some) (not me) sports. Fat people snack because they are isolated, bored and overworked.
The doctor cannot get people to stop focusing on food by focusing on food in the clinic.
Next week I turn 64 years old. I have learned that what makes you happy over the long-term is not things you can touch or buy; instead, it is friends, family and ideas–things you can’t buy. So money is not very important and no one should work too hard. No one should sacrifice their health and humanity for work.
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