A Little-Known Problem With Being a Doctor

When she was a little girl, a Korean friend of mine, when asked, said she wanted to be a doctor. She got the idea from her mother — it is what her mother wanted. When she was older, she had a friend whose father was a doctor. The friend told her that when her father was sick, he had to pretend that he wasn’t sick, and that this made her sad. After my friend heard that, she decided she no longer wanted to be a doctor.

One Response to “A Little-Known Problem With Being a Doctor”

  1. Theragingwalrus Says:

    Doctors have to pretend they’re not sick? What are you on about?

    Seth: At least in Seoul, Korea.