Friday, August 21, 2009
Basic Human Empathy
I have been kicking the around the idea of writing a health care post for a couple of days. Wondering how, if not why I should cover it. Should I write a comprehensive, stat heavy opus that lays out the for and against evidence in support of both the public and the private systems? How many of those pieces have already been written, and read? Oh and really, why should I give a shit about how my American cousins go about caring for their own? Really? Then it hit me. It's empathy, I want those same American cousins to not have to worry about anything when they are sick or injured other than receiving adequate medical attention. It all amounts to basic human empathy. We have to take care of each other, if not then yes, we are really all in this thing alone, every man for themselves. Yikes! I see it like this: If your friend or even a stranger has fallen and scraped their knee, or twisted an ankle, would you demand they give you a $100 before you help pick them up? I wouldn't, but maybe that's just me.