It’s not wrong to be different for as long as we comply to the standard norm established by the society to where we belong. And being a free spirited person is not actually a liability for as long as that person is happy to be misunderstood and left to be alone. We don’t need the approval of other people in order to live a life but we need to work along with them to lead a peaceful life.

Patient’s right is violated the moment a doctor insists on performing a test without his consent. But what about the doctor’s right to do the test which will aid in the management of the patient? How can a doctor protect himself from future lawsuit each time a patient will refuse a test? A lawyer patient told me that even if he will sign a waiver of refusal, it does not divest the doctor from future liabilities. Our laws are supposed to protect human rights but in this case, it seemed that doctors are less protected when compared to a patient.

The Filipinos are known to be a peace loving and submissive citizens. And because of our love for our country and it’s people, we tend to be indifferent even if we are already badly hurt that extend to the bone. We are taught by our elders to follow orders before we can complain, so that others will usually abuse it, and still we are thankful to them. We find relief in our jokes and we forget easily the hardships we encounter so that no matter how bad the things will go, and how wrong things will get worst, we survived, wept for a moment and stood up, as we ready to start life all over again. We don’t want to get involve as much as possible but we are very good at criticizing and glad that if anything will happen, it’s not us who will be suffering. We are resilient but more of apathetic upto a certain limit, but when the right time comes and the moment is ripe enough to burst, we became courageous and start marching on the streets shouting we can no longer take it anymore. Only by then, people from the rest of the world will appreciate the goodness in our hearts. We are Filipinos and it feels good to be one.

Life is so short and is such a great waste if we will dwell on the negativity of other people. Perhaps this kind of people are just so privileged to be called as masters but it doesn’t mean that they also own our being. They can tell us what to do and provide punishment when it’s due but they don’t have the right to take away the self respect every person truly deserved. And if ever today they are on top, perhaps next time they will experience to be down because real life is like a wheel that will continue to roll until it come to its final stop.

Death is inevitable when all the major body organs are failing. And if the dying is an elderly who enjoyed life to it’s fullest, I’ll be the first person to break the harsh message to the family but if the dying is still young with a good chance of full recovery, I’ll be the devil advocate who will insist on doing all the life saving measures to improve the patient’s status and outcome. Today, I saw a daughter crying when I told her to let go of her dying elderly mother. Being in and out of the hospital for the past 2 years, I could understand her great love for her mother. And though she pretended to be strong and ready at anytime but the thought of losing her mother soon makes her chose to continue with the present aggressive form of treatment. She still hope that with the small chance of survival, her mother will be that nil part. God do miracles and I hope that He will grant my patient with such.

Even a small glitch is big enough to destroy a very important moment in a person’s life. And once a glitch happen, it can trickle a series of misadventures which can be destructive or catastrophic, great enough to cause a person’s downfall.