Saturday, May 03, 2014
a sign of maturity
when i was a houseman many years ago, i could not make clinical decisions without consulting a senior colleague, eg. medical officer or consultant. as junior doctors, we were not expected to take such heavy responsibilities concerning the lives of patients.
as i gained more experience & read a lot more, i became more confident in the decision-making process by making correct calls & judgments. and when i made a wrong move, i knew how to do damage control and/or take corrective measures.
i call that a sign of maturity.
my daughter took a step towards that today....
she turned down a scholarship offer......but as concerned parents, we cheered her on....
because we have reassured her, unconditionally, that we will see her through her chosen field of study.