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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!