Physicians are being murdered for not prescribing opioids

I would like to suggest that the root of this opioid epidemic lies far deeper than “physicians overprescribing.” The problem is that we are now a society of adults who have no coping skills. No ability to deal with the curves that life throws us. Everyone is looking for a quick fix. We have taught our children that they should never have to feel any sort of discomfort whether emotional or physical.

Source: Physicians are being murdered for not prescribing opioids

I’ve been concerned about the lack of coping skills for quite some time.

Then I read this:

The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds.

Source: Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

This is depressing.

To be or not to be (a tree)

This post is neither an endorsement nor a specific request.  With all of the things I have to think about I now have to decide whether or not I want to be a tree after death.

Memo to Self and To Do List Adds

  1. Decide whether or not to become a tree.
  2. Revise will.
  3. Inform spouse and children of my wishes.
  4. Review advance health care directive to see if it includes watering instructions.

Black Men in White Coats – The Mission

Source: Black Men in White Coats – The Mission

For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

Luke 12:48 NKJV

Personal mastery goes beyond competence and skills, though it is grounded in competence and skills. It goes beyond spiritual unfolding or opening, although it requires spiritual growth. It means approaching one’s life as a creative work, living life from a creative as opposed to reactive viewpoint.

Peter Singe the Fifth Discipline

Every calling is unique. My calling is unique. I am a teacher, coach, mentor, writer, and…life underwriter.

A calling has certain preconditions that involve more than just desires. For your calling to be correct it requires the individual have the talent, unique abilities and skills for that particular calling.  A true calling reveals itself through enjoyment and a sense of renewed energies when engaging in the calling. Underwriting is like being home. Writing is natural. Teaching is what I do.  Your unique path is not easy to discover. I have traveled many false paths before uncovering MY path.

I hope you visit the website Black Men in White Coats.  The world needs more people like this.  Are you being creative or simply reactive?