Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday's Editorial

The examination of a product, a procedure, or how a company is organized and managed can be unsettling. One caveat that we have always lived by is to start with knowledge, because, knowledge knows no boundaries.  Some people don't like what is written on this blog, yet, the majority believe that we provide a forum where people's feelings and opinions can be truthfully expressed.  Some have even accused TSB of being sententious.  Could it be that many of us work in this industry because we really do want to make a difference, rather than just having a job, or bragging how much money we make? Let's be honest, flashing the diamond encrusted Rolex is rather superficial, especially for a man. TSB believes that too many of us focus on the accumulation of wealth, rather than what is beneficial to the patient. A dispassionate analysis always leads to the minorities emotional reply, and we expect it.

Everyone is entitled to have their day, to taste the public's ire.  Even TSB gets thrown under the bus. Yet rather than delete some deleterious comment, we leave it posted for the public to scrutinize it, and let you be the judge of our platform. Why should some of you have absolution? Because it is politically incorrect?  Because your past comes back to haunt you? As we ourselves promulgate, it takes less energy to be professional than it does to be a dirt bag. None of us is perfect. It's a matter of how you manage your imperfections that determines whether you are a good person. The question must be asked of our readers, "isn't it all of our responsibility to figure out what works and what doesn't for the benefit of the patient, and not only for the industry? What is acceptable and appropriate? Our collective behavior violates the underlying trust that the patient, also known as the consumer places in each and every one of us, especially the surgeon.

So rather than call out some of our readers, or the blog itself, try serving up some introspection on yourself the next time someone comments, maybe you will learn something about yourself rather than critique the forum. We all have our insecurities, it's a matter of how you manage them that really counts. Some people believe that it's okay to be nefarious, to treat people with ill will, to crush the opponent.  And every now and then we all do it.  But you will be judged by your character and if you deserve it, so be it.  So in closing we appreciate everything that our commentators say whether we like it or not, the secret is whether you use it to your advantage or do you continue to do things the same way expecting different results.  As Jerry Garcia use to sing "goin' where the water tastes like wine."

Have a great weekend, TSB is outta here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


21 comments:

  1. Oh, now we see how TSB truly rolls; he's "outta here" for a nice relaxing weekend and leaves us holding a thesaurus.

    Sententious: given to excessive moralizing, self righteous.

    Nefarious: extremely wicked or villainous.

    My synapses thank you!

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    1. Thanks for saving me a trip to wikipedia.

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  2. 50 Shades of Boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. (slow clap from an 80's movie)
    Clap...........Clap

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  4. Are you LOSING IT, TSB?

    "As Jerry Garcia use to sing "goin' where the water tastes like wine.""

    Nope, Canned Heat. Alan Wilson.

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  5. For the record 6:04 Woody Guthrie wrote the song, Jerry made it famous.

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  6. Less famous than the Canned Heat "Going up The Country" , the theme song of Woodstock which shaped history.

    Arguably Jerry also sang a different song with that phrase. His other major claim to fame more people know is he had an ice cream favor named after him.

    Blind Owl. Serious stuff. Too soon gone, at 27.

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  7. TSB is a broken record

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  8. Bitch, bitch bitch, the bitch is back

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  9. Has Globus gone public?? Nah,, didn't think so,,,

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  10. Truely pompous BS. TSB really thinks that patients come to reps for their treatment. He is really into self absorption and can't stop staring at his own image in the lake. Get real George Will wannabe.

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  11. Read the context that this is written in God

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  12. What is a spinemedica?

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  13. Sententious is the correct adjective for this blowhard who takes himself way too seriously.

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  14. On the contrary, TSB's response is that we do not take ourselves as seriously as you take yourself, but we appreciate the fact that you voice your opinion. Hey by the way, if you're so disenchanted with the blog, why are you on it all day long? Come on get a life.

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  15. Blowhard the correct noun to describe 7:43

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