Humans are dependent on each other. It is only natural.
When a human decides to ignore a RSVP, or perhaps finds him/herself wanting to to be the sole benefactor to a two-sided opportunity, this human disrupts functionality of a well-manufactured, and one could even say, natural, system.
We all understand the practicality of hierarchies.
Sometimes it is OK for us to admit that the Emergency Room - Trauma physician, may have a work schedule that is slightly more demanding than the administrative assistant who can definitely be equally as stressed with his/her work.
Sometimes it is OK for us to say, yes, this physician is not answering my e-mail because he/she must attend hospital meetings and read up on scholarly studies so that they are knowledgeable on the advancements made to save human lives.
I hereby acknowledge your lengthy schooling, sleepless nights, willingness to take the Hippocratic Oath, and sacrificing your sense of style and fashion sense that is hidden underneath your authoritative white coat.
However, almost 1 month has passed since a physician agreed to be interviewed by me and by interview has never been conducted.
My article is still in the works.
The only physician to respond to the interview inquiries I had sent out…
This physician quickly replied that yes, he/she would be interested - If I remember correctly,the physician’s reply was not even 24 hours after I initially asked him/her to be interviewed.
The benefit of having your name disseminated into the world as someone who is knowledgeable and has authority is without a doubt, incredibly cathartic.
Now, for yet another article that has yet to be written…
I had asked someone if I could interview them. Within 2 hours of me asking, the person responded and agreed to be interviewed.
It has been 11 days and still no interview.
One would say writers feel this way; (As was described in the last bold-faced statement.)
Having our name out there and published, is cathartic, yes.
However, as a writer, authorship is cathartic for different reasons;
These reasons include being able to disseminate knowledge that is not necessarily your own, and more times than not, is not your own.
The voice is your own.
The frame in which the knowledge is presented is your own.
The writing style is your own.
Authorship enables you to transport your reader elsewhere and that is cathartic.
I understand hierarchy of professions because there is an underlying hierarchy of education.
I understand acknowledgement for one’s willingness to sacrifice income and maybe a large part of one’s social life, in the attempt to rid him/herself of ignorance.
However, there is a limit. We are all human.
I hereby diagnose you, interviewees, yes, you too doctor, with HIS - Human Independency Syndrome.
As humans, we strive to be independent individuals.
I will never consider myself the subordinate intern.
My “boss”, per se, and I are mutually co-dependent, as are your bosses and yourselves.
There is no subjugation when everyone does what they are supposed to do and are doing what they have agreed to do when they applied and accepted whatever position they hold right now.
Yes, you may be an employee for someone.
Yes, I may be an intern for an organization.
Still, we are all our own bosses. We do what we need to do to get the job done. We use our own discretion and have our own idiosyncratic ways of typing, organizing, an communicating.
We’re independent as individuals.
Remember, from previous blog posts, I cannot even stand the sight of a couple holding hands and blocking the sidewalk:Refer to hand-holding anecdote.
As a society though, there can only be mutual dependency - a network where only positive results are reaped, from the negligible passing of a tissue to someone sniffling, to the greater benefit of perhaps landing a dream job.
There is no parasite-host relationship in society without someone falling sick and going to the hospital.
Here’s to diagnosing persons with HIS.
It’s high time they get treated.