Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"You always make each day a special day. You know how: By just your being yourself. There's only one person in the whole world that's like you, and that's you. And people can like you just/exactly the way you are."



It was late Sunday evening, after a day filled with reading and practice questions, that I was browsing Amazon Prime (through the Roku, on the television) as I was looking for something to watch while I did busywork that I found "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" was available -- the entire catalog. I watched a few episodes and I got to thinking that many people -- no matter the age, would benefit from watching this show. 

Just like reviewing the fundamental science behind medicine -- albeit, at a relative superficial level, is imperative to understanding physiologic and pathologic processes and the treatment decisions that stem from this understanding, so is hearing Mr. Roger's positive reinforcement aimed at children who are growing and trying to find their way in this world. 

I think my favorite part when I was a child was the make-believe portion where the trolley would come out from the hole in the wall and then go back into the wall, where the king, queen and lady Elaine lived. With revisiting the shows, I found myself forwarding through those portions. What a shame. 

So, to sum up: Mr. Roger's Neighborhood is to adults as Pathoma is to physicians. 

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