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the hero

forgot exactly what impulse drove him/her to med school, like an idealistic lawyer forgets quickly, the way that they thought “justice” would prevail in the courtroom & bases the rest of their lives on filling the pockets--- this doctor wants to be the hero & working in the cancer ward, this is an easier feat than one might want to think--- taking the personal life or the lack thereof, out on the patients who depend on his/her every word & then with a holding of the hand, with a touch of the head, with a gentle voice & perfected bedside manner, s/he lies through the teeth when telling the dying how long they have to live, betting low, so that if the patient lives longer, s/he will look like the hero.

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