Second opinion: Strong medicine

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Strong Medicine (novel)

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What are some (or one) of the things about which you usually don’t trust your own judgment, and need someone’s else’s confirmation?

I think we need second opinions on different things at different times in our lives.

When we are young and we grow into adolescence, although we like to believe that we are now older and more mature, we still need advice from our parents, our elders while making decisions about our studies, the people we date or even staying out late. In most cases, we don’t have a choice. Those are the rules of the game.

As we grow older into adulthood, we need to take cognisance of the people we work with, our neighbours and how our decisions affect them. We cannot be laws to ourselves. Whatever body or organization we belong to, we are bound by their rules—the rules of the tribe.

But this post is about some (or one) of the things about which I don’t usually trust my judgment.

Well, one’s simple. Since I’m no doctor and am not medically trained, I’d definitely need a second opinion about the symptoms I’m experiencing. Self-diagnosis works only for simple ailments. Wouldn’t you agree?