I always told myself this:
I do not want to excel amongst the others; I just want to excel within myself.
I can assure you, my sentences tend to be more complicated. Actually it just simply means, we should not compare ourselves with the others, we should just challenge ourselves and be good at it. Isn’t that what life has taught us to do? Remember, what was one of the major challenges when we were just about 1 year old? We took our very first step! They would not have called it the milestones if that was easy. I’m sure every one of us here has no memory of this, even if we try to dig out within amygdala, the so-called storage of our memories. But it does not have to be a memory anymore right? Because in fact it has become a part of us human being, to walk.
Learning Medicine is like that. There are so many things to learn in medicine and yet when we try to recall, we manage to remember only very little. We kept asking ourselves, what did I just study? But we may have not realized that in fact, it has become a part of us as well. That is how learning should be.
It is true that there are times when we experience something that I would call it the “burnout”. There was this one statement I remembered, they say the stars burnout. Since then I kept asking myself, how do they burnout. So last night I googled and the first statement that came up were “Generally, the more massive the star, the faster it burns up its fuel supply…” There you go guys, we study too much, and we are the stars.
Do not be discouraged when going downhill my friends. I still remember when I failed my first exam paper in medicine. But no, that was not the end. Just like people say, we learn from mistakes, we learn from failure. But what if we have given our best? Then we should be proud, because you would shine just like the stars. I think it would be more shameful if we did not have failed to even try. Like I said, excel within yourself, challenge yourselves further and believe me it would be just like when you started off with just a waddling gait and now you are capable of a full sprint.
#medicineco9; 25th June 2016 @4:30 PM
Let us all go back again to when we were just about 1 year old. Was everything that we learnt, simple word of ‘mama, papa’, the only hardship? No. We would not be able to grow without our first teacher in life, our parents. Like I said, we must not have remembered the memories of our first walk but our parents do. They must have been so proud back then and they must be so proud right now to see their child grow nearer towards a success. Just like when we started to learn how to walk, they supported us well and they are still supporting us now. They are there when we are at our struggles and they were there when we are at our happiness. To them, we are their hopes, we are their stars and we are their dream. And dear beloved parents, we wish to fulfil your hopes and we wish to make your dreams come true.
As we grow older, we need more support. Especially when we just first started Medicine in UBD, it was just like when we were 1 year old and that must be why they called us the first year back then. And now we are in our 3rd year and we keep on growing. Just like how proud our parents must be when we took our first step, our lecturers and doctors here must be proud of us too. They must have that feeling of self-accomplishment as they have seeded us well. They did not just support us all through the years but they have taught us well. They taught us how to walk on your own feet and the tricks of know-how to survive Medicine, just like Dr Tayyab said we must grab the concept, concept, concept, concept!, with concept everything else comes. Although we simply cannot express how much thankful we are to our parents, lecturers and everyone else, but for them, to see us succeed will hopefully be enough to activate their zygomaticus major muscle, in other words they smile.
Thank you parents, doctors and lecturers, we are truly grateful beyond words. Thank you very much.
6:04 PM; 26th June ’16
-Khairulsadekhz & medicineco9