I think that people are people and all of us want to feel appreciated. This goes beyond the point I was making about doctors being disrespected. This is not about superficial ego crap. Forget the fact that the unholy matrimony between doctors and hospitals (who employ them) is a terrible thing for the healthcare system. We, me included, jumped into bed with them and now suffer the consequences for it. That is why 40% of us were forgotten on Doctors’ Day. It is sad but the truth is that we need to take care of this ourselves. I think that doctors need to appreciate each other, their staffs and their families a lot more. In that light, here is a quote, first seen in a Dale Carnegie book:
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer not neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.