(FALL COMES AGAIN–PAINTING BY OREGONIAN)
It seemed to be a simple thing to do; write a letter to the paper TIME Magazine, to answer about the article,”DOCTORS GET DEPRESSED, WITH BURN-OUT” and let the idiot writer know that, “HEY, YOU DOCTORS ARE DEPRESSED? LISTEN TO HOW YER PATIENTS GET DEPRESSED?”
“Dear Time Mag.: We patients are more depressed than you doctors; instead of diagnosing our illness, you shove us out the door, send us to a shrink for a medical problem!!( thank you, Dr. Chaplin) –because you are too lazy to diagnose any more! Patients have to study medical info., and get their own diagnoses;everyone does this now!! We patients have to make all the medical decisions,doctors don’t do that.
“We get..doctors who can’t figure out what meds they put you on; cannot help any feet-problems. If you have a very bad HAND PROBLEM,there is surgery,therapy, ect, for it.But FEET> FEET ARE THE LOST body part,that no one cares about.(Podiatrists just cut toe-nails.) FEET go to hell,and doctors tell you,”I can’t do anything. I’d rather do masectomies, more money in surgery.”
“So if you think DOCTORS are depressed?–we medicare patients had all our insurance SLASHED to nothing! THANK YOU, OBAMA! –WE’RE depressed! try getting old, un-footed, and BROKE.you doctors can organize, unite, and fight the AMA, but asking we patients, to help you? DOCTOR, HEAL THYSELF! YOU ALL have the united power to change things, and we’d support you; no more medical liability insurance, you can’t afford it, and suing a doctor is futile, it does not work.NO malpractice suits ever win. SO WHY have malpractice insurance? GET RID OF IT.
“You docs need to tackle the horrible teaching of interns, endless hours, ect. You guys have more influence. How about .”Co-alitions between doctors & patients’ groups,” so we can help each other, and TALK? (YOU DO talk in non-medical language, don”t you?) –So we can fight against bad teaching, the AMA & their power-leaders, to change the system? Instead of never TALKING TO patients, hiding your problems, try being human beings, not just doctors.”
Here I had written this great letter to TIME MAGAZINE, & then reality hits me; google can’t find an email to reach TIME MAG.,cause I’m just another lost soul online, trying to talk to a huge corporation (again) which really does not wanta hear from me.The same old modern situation. Corporation announces, yaks, gives opinions, tells you what’s right, and if you yell back,forget it.The Corporation never wants to talk to you, except with “machine-language-form letters.” thanks you for contacting us.–but just shut up, we’re not listening.
Think about it–all this social-media is a computer-trick, to make we idiot users think we’re connecting, to show what our opinions are; we write back to Fox News, (which ignores us) we TWITTER,and the other birds go CAW-CAW, LISTEN TO ME CHEEP! –(and every bird ignores each other)–and the big Corporation just makes money off advertising and keeps ignoring you. Hey, they make money off you social-media users, why listen to you? And you read TIME MAGAZINE, write them a letter, online, and realize, again, WHY are you trying to contact a Corporation? To a Corporation, you’re a slug from Oregon, they don”t listen to slugs.
If you think I’m being cynical, consider this; Did Katherine the Great ever listen to her peasants? Did the Royalty of Britain ever accept notes or letters from their peasants? Did the Russian Czars ever listen to THEIR peasants? Did Napolean ever take letters from HIS soldiers? HAW HAW. NO, just cause we have mobile-phones, cars, votes, computers, and jobs (or unemployment, or are homeless) you think our mammoth Corporations ever LISTEN to us? They do SURVEYS of what we buy, eat, consume, but they never LISTEN to the peasants. Microsoft doesn’t CARE what you think,, it’s going to force Windows 10 into our lives any how..–whether you like it or not. You are the peasant, and Microsoft is your only king; unless you decide to go with little Apple.
But, LISTEN to a dumb-magazine reader? No, inevitably being a little micro-chip in a huge machine, isn’t much different from being the age-old peasant, again.Paying lots of taxes you have no control over; to a massive govt. you have little control over; in a rather-pre-determined life path you didn’t have too much control over (should you become a secretary or a dental-hygenist?) while you finally give up on the illusion that “everyone is listening to me on FACEBOOK! Or on Instagram!”–and “I can do anything in life I really want to!”– If your family is very rich and powerful, in the world, why not? Or maybe if you’re ambitious, and sleep with the right people, huh? —as you compete with the other 6 billion people who also want to make an income from a creative career, and want control over their work lives.
.Giving the vast,bathed public, the illusion that “social-media is listening to you, people hear you, and if you follow Steven Colbert on Twitter, he’s going to be so impressed by your tweets he might even return one, (how great would that be?A real Celebrity!) and you’d finally BE SOMEONE ,and people would really KNOW WHO YOU ARE”,–must be one of the biggest cons of this century. When people have huge govts. and Corporations that make the decisions in a society, or even over the entire world, watching a movie like “Fight Club” makes you feel a little better; at least the fight-club members got all their frustrations out, and Brad Pitt really kicked ass.You could imagine yourself bombing all the big credit-card companies! You could imagine yourself finally being powerful, too!
Or, you could stop paying attention to articles in Time magazine telling you just how BAD OFF DOCTORS WERE! POOR DOCTORS GETTING BURN OUT! Probably the very doctors who shove you out the door, and tell you,”its in your imagination, go see a shrink!”–and also won’t accept your Medicare. You could realize the Corporation of TIME, HEARST, LANE BRYANT, and THE FED. GOVT. OF THE UNITED STATES does not want your feedback; you are a modern peasant, you are REQUIRED to keep paying fed.govt. huge taxes, or you wind up in debtor’s prison.–or worse.
There is a good reason there’s no “email the Corporation” with real feedback; they know what your feedback is, & they don’t really want to hear it.
Unless its one of their “consumer surveys.”
You yourself, are the one who decides your ideas count.Lane County and Mayor Katty sure don’t listen, or care. It is a truism of life, our opinions are ours alone, unless some of our friends agree.The chances of your becoming a “new Hitler”, and leading your broke country into success again, or becoming a “new Napolean” and founding an Empire are nil, probably. But, hold on to that opinion,oh, TIME Magazine reader! You can use it to successfully stop reading the magazine, stop buying it, or just stop regarding it as important.And just realize it as a bunch of writers’ way to keep making money,while they try to convince you that THEIR opinions are so important.
Here, YOU are the one with important opinions.This is YOUR blog! haw haw. 🙂
(Sandraminadotty, trying to vanquish her ego, & stop writing letters to the editor. Who the Bloody Hell cares?)