"It is what it is."
Imagine if, as your physician, I told you, yes, your loved one died, but we tried our best so "it is what it is".
Imagine that. And tell me you would be okay with it.
If so, respond with a comment below. And I will be sure to contact any of my friends who are healthcare workers in your city to look out for your family members in case they get admitted to the hospital and die.
So they can just say to your family, "hey, it is what it is".
Lol. Just kidding. You know why?
BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE A FUCKING HEARTLESS THING TO SAY, THAT'S WHY.
Who THE FUCK refers to numerous human lives lost with an essential 🤷🏽♂️? What kind of human being do you have to be to do so?
It is called being a sociopath.
And since I have experience with sociopaths as I recently dated one, they are fucking scary as hell.
Though she was high-functioning. Trump? Not so much.
But he does not have to be.
An ignorant, narcissistic sociopath resides in the most powerful position in the world.
The depths of the emptiness of his soul has no bounds. There is no excuse. And no, the US government did NOT do everything in its power to mitigate the loss of human life. All of "THIS" is absolutely nauseating.
This is NOT a Democratic vs Republican debate. This has nothing to do with a party's stand on issues that are mostly debatable. The value of human life should NOT be political. AT ALL.
I truly believe anyone with a heart, no matter your party, would never say such a thing.
In medicine, we understand unfortunately better than most, loss of human life is inevitable. But it is NEVER something we take lightly - and each loss leaves an impression that remains with us for the rest of our life.
Loss of life always makes my heart hurt. NOTHING is more precious than life itself.
I could go on and on about this interview (https://youtu.be/zaaTZkqsaxY - do not worry, this is not YouTube School of Medicine & Conspiracy BS), which I watched in its painful entirety and will likely discuss points about it in future posts, but
I want to continue to focus my thoughts on that most precious commodity:
And how quickly it can all vanish. In a giant plume of smoke. Poof.
My heart hurts for the people of Beirut and all of Lebanon.
As has been demonstrated frustratingly well by our failed government response to COVID, this is another example of how a government, whose safety of its citizenry should be placed at the top of its priority list, once again failed them. Massively.
Life gone in a flash. Children. Moms. Dads. Siblings. Families devastated. Hearts and minds that will never be whole again. Total destruction.
NEVER take life for granted.
NEVER take your families for granted.
CHERISH the one life you have.
CHERISH the lives of those around you.
CHERISH even those lives half a world away.
I cannot even begin to imagine how those there are feeling. How families around the world are feeling for their families in Beirut. It has impacted ME, even though I have no direct skin in the game.
Because it is NOT what it is.
And it will fucking never be.