AT CASEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, OUR PE TEACHER HAD A THICK MUSTACHE THAT DRAPED OVER HIS LIPS. WE, TALKATIVE 7th AND 8th GRADERS, COULD NEVER HEAR OR SEE OUR PE TEACHER START TALKING, UNLESS WE STOPPED TALKING. GENIUS!

Charles Tadros, M.D.

October 18, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

SOMETIMES THAT KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, WISDOM, AND ABILITY TO ACCURATELY PREDICT (especially risk-filled events) APPEARS NOT TO NOT TO HELP, AT LEAST NOT NOW…BUT JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE!

Charles Tadros, M.D.

October 15, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

ONE OF THE TECHNIQUES, WHEN TRYING TO WIN AN ARGUMENT, RATHER THAN REACH CONSENSUS, IS NOT TO AGREE TO ANY OF THE ASSUMPTIONS, STATEMENTS, OR EVEN QUESTIONS POSED BY THE OTHER SIDE. THE CONCERN IS THAT IF ONE PERSON CONCEDES TO A WELL-MADE POINT, OR REASONABLE ASSUMPTION, THEN THE OTHER SIDE CAN BUILD ON THAT CONCESSION OR AGREEMENT.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

September 15, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

IF YOU USE SEVERAL EGGS OUT OF YOUR CARDBOARD OR STYROFOAM CARTON OF EGGS, DO YOU REARRANGE THE REST OF THE REMAINING EGGS SO THAT THE CARTON IS BETTER BALANCED?

Charles Tadros, M.D.

October 12, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

AN UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCE OF BEING DEEPLY THOUGHTFUL, LOOKING AT ALL THE ANGLES OF A PROBLEM AND ITS SOLUTIONS, IS THAT WE CAN BECOME VERY PESSIMISTIC, NIHILISTIC, HOPELESS, AND DESPONDENT.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

October 9, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

A PITFALL WITH BEING BURNED (having bad experiences which lead to bad feelings and bad memories) IS THAT, OFTEN, WE WILL, BECOME AVOIDANT. WE WILL TURN OUR BACKS ON THAT FIELD, THAT PRACTICE, THOSE RELATIONSHIPS, OR THAT DOMAIN… SOMETIMES FOR YEARS, LEADING US TO MISS OTHER, EVEN MORE IMPORTANT, OPPORTUNITIES.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

October 9, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

THIS PAST WEEKEND I WAS STANDING AT MY AIRPLANE SEAT, AS OTHERS WERE, WHILE WE ALL WERE WAITING OUR TURNS TO DISEMBARK FROM OUR SOUTHWEST AIRLINE FIGHT. A MIDDLE-AGED, FEMALE PASSENGER, SEATED IN THE BACK OF THE PLANE WAS, AS POLITELY AS SHE COULD, ASKING TO EXCUSE HER, AS SHE GENTLY PUSHED PAST US. SHE WAS IN AN OBVIOUS HURRY (appeared more hurried than the rest of the passengers whom I could see and hear). ANOTHER FEMALE PASSENGER COMMENTED TO HURRIED PASSENGER TO, “WAIT YOUR TURN.” IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF SOMEONE OF AUTHORITY, AN AIRLINE ATTENDANT, COULD HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT SOME PASSENGERS HAVE A MORE URGENT NEED TO DISEMBARK FIRST (just as some passengers are offered to board before the rest of us), OBVIATING THE NEED FOR SUCH DIFFICULT CONFLICTS AND CONFRONTATIONS.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

September 6, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

EXCEPT IN PROPAGANDA, MARKETING, AND ADVERTISING, REPEATING WHAT WE SAY, DEPLETES OUR ENERGY, OUR PATIENCE, AND SEEMINGLY SAPS THE IMPORTANCE AND POWER FROM OUR MESSAGE.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

September 4, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

IN MY MEDICAL PRACTICE, I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF SEVERAL, YOUNG, HIGH SCHOOL MEN WHO WERE ABOUT TO GRADUATE. WHEN I WOULD ASK THEM WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO NEXT, AFTER COMPETING HIGH SCHOOL, SEVERAL WOULD STATE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING WITH ONLINE, OR MULTIPLAYER GAMING. I WOULD THEN ASK IF THEY WANTED TO CODE GAMES, WRITE STORYLINES, DRAW THE ARTWORK, ETC.? THESE MEN WOULD PAUSE AND THEN, UNIFORMLY, THEY WOULD STATE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE NEWEST VIDEO GAMES AND GET GOOD ENOUGH IN ORDER TO ADVISE THE GAME DEVELOPERS HOW TO DESIGN BETTER LEVELS AND BETTER GAMES.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

October 3, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri