Why memories should be noted
Bullying. The dominance, the arrogance, the vanity of it all. Think of the medical students who must keep their heads low. They are always on the line. They have to make the right impressions—or at least avoid making the wrong ones.
What baffles me is that most if not all consultants must have been irked, piqued, offended, disgusted, even exasperated while they were bullied as medical students. So why is it that some still end up bullies? What fuels this vicious circle?
Do memories of these wrongs merely dissolve into a fast receding past? Memories, of course, decay. Does the mind simply reconstruct the past in an overly positive light, and people forget that they ever suffered these same wrongs? Nostalgia is always in the business of wiping away the bad and indelibly printing the good in our memory. Or does the slow passage of time simply dull our sensibilities,