Over the past few weeks, I have observed people using various platforms to purposefully belittle others.
I feel bad. I feel bad for those who have been targeted. Some of them have amazing backgrounds. Lawyers, physicians, social workers, teachers, and officers. People who have given and sacrificed to try and make the world a little better. Better for the next person that may have to encounter a similar interaction within medicine, a diagnosis, or treatment.
I feel sorry for the people that took the time to belittle this group. Those that took a quick look, a single glance, and spent the time & attention on why they’re right, why they’re the experts, & why the other POV is invalid.
I feel sorry for the belittlers.
I feel sorry for them because they lost an opportunity. An opportunity to listen, to understand, to learn, to connect, and to lead. An opportunity to elevate another human.
I am in the practice of elevating people. People in our communities that become patients. Elevating the physicians that desire a few more minutes to deliver their best medicine. Elevating humans that want to practice the art of medicine, and deliver care at the N of 1.
Let’s lead and elevate one another at the N of 1.