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Time to Fly

It has already been half a month since I turned 21.

The sedentary life was giving me a heart attack. So I started jogging. Three days later replaced that with football in the evening. Only "Campnow stadium" (or hostel ground) is so full of dust that playing there is equivalent to smoking 2 cigarettes.

Postings in community medicine is proving useful. Though I have not taken any case seriously in the wards, I have been reading about parallel stuff - like the story of tuberculosis (that led me to the understanding that tuberculosis has a very important role in the history of medicine) and the Indian national programmes for children.

Here is a beautiful quote:
2000 B.C.—Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D.—That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D.—That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1920 A.D.—That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1945 A.D.—That pill is ineffective. Here, take this penicillin.
1955 A.D.—Oops . . . bugs mutated. Here, ta…

3rd year

Community medicine  department became the first to suggest reading a textbook that was written for a different subject when the HoD asked us to read Harrison's, Davidson's and Hutchinson's , McLeod's instead of community medicine textbooks like Park.He also suggested one important thing - to stop getting involved in college activities, politics, etc and to start pouring in hours after hours reading those standard textbooks and others. Genuine. Why should students be spending any time doing things that are not useful for them, but probably harmful, in the long run?Thus, my resolutions to disregard anything that isn't directly related to my career henceforth, got some cementing.He also said of the need to stop depending on parents. And that gave me some more reasons why I should start earning some bucks on my own.Technically, I'm motivated.