A WAY TO FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR UNWANTED CHANGE IS FOR US TO CHOOSE TO ADD (lessons, experiences, people, growth, costs, pains) TO OUR LIVES. OTHERWISE IT WOULD BE TOO SAD AND TOO PAINFUL TO CONSIDER THESE CHANGES AS LOSSES OR AS DISASTERS.

Charles Tadros, M.D. December 24, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

WE CANNOT READ ENOUGH, WATCH ENOUGH, LISTEN ENOUGH, ASK ENOUGH, OR KNOW ENOUGH BEFORE TRYING SOMETHING NOVEL. THERE WILL BE SO MANY VARIABLES, NUANCES, SURPRISES, TWISTS AND TURNS THAT WE CANNOT BE FULLY PREPARED FOR AND TOTALLY COMFORTABLE WITH, OUR FACING THE UNKNOWN.

Get your support and your resources ready, so that you can turn to them for help, while still pressing onward. Backtracking, waste, unexpected expenses, tears, anger, hopelessness (not helplessness) and frustration are signs of lessons and learning, not signs of ultimate failure. Load your mind with pertinent/ focused knowledge, guidance and information. Then make anContinue reading “WE CANNOT READ ENOUGH, WATCH ENOUGH, LISTEN ENOUGH, ASK ENOUGH, OR KNOW ENOUGH BEFORE TRYING SOMETHING NOVEL. THERE WILL BE SO MANY VARIABLES, NUANCES, SURPRISES, TWISTS AND TURNS THAT WE CANNOT BE FULLY PREPARED FOR AND TOTALLY COMFORTABLE WITH, OUR FACING THE UNKNOWN.”

ALL OF US, REPEATEDLY, BELIEVE THAT OUR OWN HISTORY OF MISTAKES, AND THE LESSONS AVAILABLE TO US FROM OTHERS’ MISTAKES, DO NOT APPLY NOW TO US, SINCE, “THIS TIME IT’S DIFFERENT.”

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 20, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, WE NOW HAVE A COMMODITIZATION OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE. WE DO NOT NEED TO SPEND BIG SUMS OF MONEY IN ORDER TO GO TO SCHOOL. HOWEVER, WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE ARE STILL DIFFICULT TO COME BY, AND, TYPICALLY, IT TAKES YEARS TO INCORPORATE THESE INTO A FLUENCY IN THE WAY THAT WE THINK, SPEAK, AND ACT.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 9, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

MUCH OF WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED, IN ORDER TO GET THROUGH OUR DAY, AND TO MEET OUR DAILY OBLIGATIONS, WE HAVE NOT LEARNED FROM A BOOK OR IN A CLASSROOM.

THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, friends’ parents, business partners, competitors, teachers, coaches, mentors, spiritual leaders, roommates, spouses, ex-partners and random people in our lives. Charles Tadros, M.D. June 19, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

STORIES, ANECDOTES, PARABLES AND MYTHS

Are powerful ways to remember and pass on lessons Highlight lessons which are still applicable generations later Are more memorable if the lessons are pure fiction or at least part fiction mixed with objective truths Do not represent certainties or all eventualities, but do represent accumulated wisdoms, which have stood the test of time andContinue reading “STORIES, ANECDOTES, PARABLES AND MYTHS”