Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Health Care Values

I over heard my normal neighbors talking at their poolside and I was struck by a student of a health care profession state that she did not want to work with a "bunch of old farts waiting to die."  I was truly saddened by this comment.  We live in a culture which inordinately values youth and beauty.  As a nurse, I have found taking care of old farts waiting to die to be very rewarding.  Humans are beautiful at all stages of life, not just during youth.  It is from the aged population that I have learned the most and gotten the biggest rewards.  I especially enjoy being challenged by a cantankerous oldster.  I most certainly will want to win him or her over.

I have been a hospice nurse.  It is an honor to be a part of the winding down of a human life.  The person ready to die and cross over to the next realm might need something from me.  To be the person entrusted with such an honor is beyond my capability to express gratitude.
What is the point of educating youth in this culture if they have no heart or appreciation of life at all stages?  It is a waste of education.  Thank God I am not a normal person.  To be a normal person in this sick culture is an abomination.

My neighbors respond to my hello with a glare of disgust.  I guess to disgust them is okay with me.  During my illness I never committed any crimes or hurt anybody.  Perhaps my behavior shocked them and made them nervous.  When somebody behaves abnormally this culture tells them to be fearful and avoid the culprit.  I certainly hope that the student in a health care field avoids the old farts waiting to die as they deserve far more than she is capable of providing, if her attitude remains unchanged.

An inherent danger of failing to think for oneself and being the norm in society is that you become the norm of a sick society with shallow values: intolerant, fearful, and doing and thinking as the norm does.  Yuck.  I would not trade one moment of my life and my crazy perceptions to be one of that kind of norm.

9 comments:

  1. Just an observation from an outside party, but if you want your neighbors to say hi to you maybe you should stop blogging about them

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    1. Hi is not that important as they played third party spy with my daughter who had a order of protection against me. I wrote a scary letter to my daughter warning her of a possible cannibal. I spoke of a taboo topic in society and was duly punished. No contact with my daughter and family for over six months. That is a gag order. My daughter though could spy on me with the neighbors with impunity.

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    2. I find it interesting that you claim your neighbors are spies when you blog pictures of them and conversations they have while at their pool. I think it's pretty clear who the spy is.

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    3. yes, i was giving it back. they were on the phone with my daughter spying rather than helping me when I was ill. sick people don't improve with social isolation. I worsened in illness due to my family abandoning me because I spoke on taboo topics. Yes I am a spy. It is clear I am the one with abnormal behaviors and I don't desire to be like them. I bet you drive a big truck and take chlorine baths and more your lawn three times a week too. All in fun. I spy. I admit it.

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  2. why should your neighbors feel inclinced to help you when you were ill if you continuously blog and spy on them

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    1. please check out the last blog entry- i am being filmed in my yard, they have a camera on their house next to the attic window.

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  3. two blogs is not continuously-i propose a picnic-a forgiveness picnic

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    1. correction- three blog entrees lawn mowing mania, rhododendron porn and pool talk..i hardly focus on them..I don't report to anybody about them like they did about me.

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    2. i never blogged about them till after they reported on me. my daughter thought it would be helpful if they spied on me for her. this is wrong we need family therapy actually.

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