I recently read that Quora is as habit-forming as Facebook or Pinterest. I already knew that! I have to watch myself when I sign-in to Quora or I completely lose track of time. I find interesting discussions–questions asked and answers given–that I read all the way to the end of the string; and another; and another; and so on. I feel a little like Hansel and Gretel, following the trail of crumbs. In my case, the crumbs are bits of information that are irresistible to me. I have an insatiable curiosity about everything and Quora is a delightful source of shared experience and/or knowledge.
This afternoon, I clicked on the question “What is the most heroic thing you’ve ever done?” There were 68+ answers; I read every single one. I was especially touched by the answer submitted by an obviously compassionate doctor. It altered my opinion of the medical profession in general, and certain medical professionals in particular. I hope this kind man never loses his compassion and goodness in the busy-ness of being a doctor.
In my humble opinion, Dr. Young-Shin has set a higher standard for the medical profession.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.