The Average Guy

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This was written towards high school kids, but damn, so relevant to us. This is exactly what I needed to hear for this last month. With medical school apps looming on the horizon and endless amount of papers and exams about to come at me, I need to quit thinking about quitting!

Use new quotes from people that are relatively unknown or obscure!

I’m going to take a hard stance on this and I’m definitely judging here, but let’s not reuse the same quotes from the same famous people!

There’s so many inspirational people out there saying great things every day and I think we should constantly be picking up great things that are being said by people in all industries.

I’m not asking you all to be Mahatma Ghandis or Martin Luther Kings, or Medha Patkars, or something like that. I’m asking you, in your limited world, can you open your minds? Can you open your hearts? Can you just encompass these people too? Because they are also a part of us. They are also part of this world.
- Sunitha Krishnan in her TED talk about sex trafficking

One month left.

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Oscar selfies with some of the best people I know #oscarselfie #selfiesunday #teamtoughmudder #teamuganda #jinjaninjas

Oscar selfies with some of the best people I know #oscarselfie #selfiesunday #teamtoughmudder #teamuganda #jinjaninjas


IT JUST MAKES SENSE

I need to hit up all 5 boroughs of New York City

The Bronx

Staten Island

Manhattan

Queens

Brooklyn

LET’S GO.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I JUST FOUND OUT I’VE BEEN PARTING MY HAIR THE WRONG WAY MY WHOLE LIFE. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. NO WONDER I’VE HAD TROUBLE WITH MY HAIR ALL THIS TIME UGHHHHHH. MY LIFE THOUGH. I HAVE TO TRAIN MY LEFT HAND TO KEEP BRUSHING MY HAIR LEFT NOW. AWKWARD. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

It’s 2014. Some food for thought

And every class I go to for any of my clinically related topics, they still say the “cause” or “pathogenesis” is still unknown. It’s starting to get annoying and shows huge gaps in science that still exist today. Either not enough money is getting thrown at research and health care or there is not enough political will to solve life’s mysteries.

On another related note, CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT WE WILL BE THE NEXT GENERATION TO RUN THIS COUNTRY. It’s quite shocking. Look around you, look at your peers in your classes, look at the friends you hang out with everybody. Do you think they have enough maturity/knowledge to sign off on the next bill to raise/lower the retirement age, finally find the cure for AIDS/HIV, or build the next Golden Gate Bridge? Jesus christ, we have a long way to go, ladies and gentlemen. 

From Wikipedia. Looked up gonorrhea for one of my classes and this was the main photo. But LOL. Pretty messed up, but very true. I guess back then they didn’t have to deliver the message too subtly. 

From Wikipedia. Looked up gonorrhea for one of my classes and this was the main photo. But LOL. Pretty messed up, but very true. I guess back then they didn’t have to deliver the message too subtly. 

It’s still hard

I want to accomplish things that I never thought I could accomplish.

I want to hit milestones at an early age so I could move on to bigger and better things so that I can spend the majority of my waking years to help people. 

But it’s put an incredible stress on myself. It sometimes makes me want to throw up. The thing is, I don’t even burn out so I can force myself and push myself to the point that I become a robot sometimes. I don’t really have an outlet for the stress either and talking to people doesn’t cut it anymore. It sometimes drives me crazy to the point that I often have this need to see a psychologist. 

Then I think about the end of this journey. The bliss I’m going to get when I do finally achieve my milestones and devote my knowledge and my experience to the benefit of others.

And the stress goes away.

Go to pubmed.org and search “Edward Park”

DO IT

Only three things that I want to accomplish

  • Get into medical school
  • Get a paid job for the gap year
  • Snowboard
I tried to answer as many questions as I could, but I’ve got to go. I do have one question for you: How can we help more people understand that foreign aid isn’t 25% or even 10% of the U.S. federal budget, but less than 1%?
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Top comment by Bill Gates earlier today in his AMA on Reddit

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1xj56q/hello_reddit_im_bill_gates_cochair_of_the_bill/



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