"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference. You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome."
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Robin Williams, Patch Adams (via 34thandnow)
This was the scene in the movie that finally convinced me to put on my big-boy pants and try my actual best to become a doctor.
RIP, Mr. Williams.
I think about the last line of this quote a lot.
"I think that when you have a connection with someone it never really goes away. You snap back to being important to each other because you are."
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Maria Konnikova on how music makes us feel better: http://nyr.kr/15WHE7k
“Music with a four-four tempo, which corresponds closely to a normal heart rate, can help regulate heart rate, circulation, and breathing. Lyrical melodies and rhythms of about sixty to eighty beats a minute, which is common to much classical music and bird song, can stimulate relaxation and alpha brain waves, a type of pattern associated with wakeful relaxation.”
(Source: newyorker.com, via dancingnurse-ed)