Saturday, April 5, 2014
Dr. Tan Lai Yong footprints
I have a flood of thoughts as I read this piece yesterday. They are too disorganized to be posted here but I am sure I will not lose them either. In other words there is no need to write about them.
I share his views about the misplaced reasons of some people wanting to become doctors and he could be more specific - disillusionment at age 35 more or less. This reminds me of one of our family doctors who seems to wear a permanent frown these days.
His mom attitude toward face and mine are the same. I feel the pressure and burden the ex classmate's boy must have felt when his parents wanted him to be a doctor or lawyer.
In my mind there are strong links from Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa, Shane Clairborne and now Dr. Tan Lai Yong. The picture isn't complete but I can sense that I am getting there.
Update: 5:00 pm
Excellent. Someone copied and pasted this article to his/her Evernote. ST is cheapskate, only allowing subscribers to look back at most a week.
Posted by PengYou at 10:28 AM