Al those hours of study. I know someone's got to do the job and the world needs doctors, but should life really be about studying that much and not really enjoying your prime years
Not enjoying as in partying, but a balance would be nice. Work towards something, study hard, just don't make your whole life about working and studying.
Most Helpful Guy
My brother's a surgeon, and yeah, the hours a pretty gruesome, but as a guy, it's totally worth it. The money, the women, the general admiration of pretty much everyone else who isn't a doctor.
Think about it this way... in most other work/life balance careers, you'll spend X amount of hours at work, then Y hours chasing women. On top of that if you normalize the costs associated with chasing women into hours based on your hourly wage... the free time left over at the end of the day isn't all that different with a "lifestyle" career stream. With normal boring careers, you talk to girls, pay for dates 1, 2 and 3, and then maybe if your game is right, you'll get lucky. When you're a doctor you go to a bar, the girl inevitably asks what you do for a living, you don't even have to lie to her and it's game over. Congratulations on a job well done. You save on time chasing her, you save on money spent on chasing her, and the probabilities of success sky rockets.
Of course all this is predicated on being a guy. I have no idea what it's like for girls to be women. I hear that it's not quite as awesome as men though. Mainly because women still have this innate desire to date higher than themselves, and when they're already making more money than they know what to do with before they turn 30, that's going to be tough. Also, a side effect of medical training is an inflated God complex. This is something that can turn some women on when they confuse it with confidence, but it's not something that turns men on at all.
Having said all that, I don't think any of what I just said should matter. At the end of it all, how many jobs on this planet allows you to actually save someone's life with your hands every single day? To bring new life into the world? To ease the suffering of hundreds and thousands around you? If that kind of awesome doesn't inspire you, then forget it.
- Show AllShow Less
Most Helpful Girl
Yeah that must suck!0