AT BEST, SCIENCE SHOULD INFORM POLICY. HOWEVER, IT IS CULTURE, HISTORY AND RISK TOLERANCE THAT WILL INFORM WHAT WE ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT AND WILLING TO DO.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

May 1, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

THERE IS A POINT WHEN WE SHOULD STOP WATCHING, READING AND ASKING, AND MIGRATE TO DOING.

There is a natural fear of a lack of preparation and a lack of readiness when performing novel or difficult tasks.

When we start DOING, then, and only then, will all the PERTINENT variables, options and hurdles expose themselves.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 30, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELATIVE AND ABSOLUTE…

YOU HAVE A PENNY AND SOMEONE GIVES YOU ANOTHER PENNY. YOU HAVE NOW INCREASED YOUR CASH BY 100% (i.e. doubled your money). WOW! THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A RELATIVE INCREASE.

HOWEVER, WHEN YOU COUNT YOUR PENNIES YOU ARE STILL POOR. YOU ONLY HAVE TWO CENTS (i.e., ABSOLUTE INCREASE IN CASH), WITH WHICH YOU CAN PAY FOR THINGS.

YOU PAY YOUR RENT, EXPENSES AND LOANS WITH ABSOLUTE INCREASES IN YOUR WAGES OR SALARY, NOT RELATIVE (ie percent) INCREASES.

WATCH THE NEWS AND NOTICE THAT IT IS OFTEN UNCLEAR WHAT IS MEANT BY AN INCREASE OR DECREASE IN A NUMBER OR PERCENT.

MANY TIMES, A SIGNIFICANT SOUNDING INCREASE OR DECREASE IN A NUMBER DOES NOT ACTUALLY MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES ( e.g. one penny vs two pennies).

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April, 29, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

OFTEN, OFFERING HELP IS NOT PULLING SOMEONE OUT OF SUFFERING AND DESPAIR. HELP MAY SIMPLY BE WADING INTO THAT SAME SUFFERING AND DESPAIR SO THAT THAT SOMEONE IS NOT SO ALONE.

Charles Tadros,M.D.

April 29, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

WE CAN AVOID MUCH PAIN, COST AND DELAY WHEN WE READ, UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN INSTRUCTION MANUALS, RECIPES, PRODUCT INSERTS, MAPS AND HELP SITES.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 28, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri