Why the world hates you when you fall sick

Contrary to all known public opinion on this issue, I believe it is a double curse to fall sick. Having seen the hospital model of care at close quarters, I can vouch for the fact that the patient, stripped of his self-caring powers, is reduced to an object, and the amount of attention bestowed goes with his wealth and how much time and devotion his near and dear ones are ready to bestow themselves. The sickness itself and the sick are peripheral. And if you happen to be alone by yourself, only natural pity and human empathy can save you. If you are a cynic, chew on this last fact. To the near and dear ones, what a tragedy! The stress of producing empathetic chemicals gets to them. And responsibility sucks big time, as it always did. But the sick man is the king of the house, for no personal merit or deed of his. Society rules here, but strikes an insidious...
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