Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Training

"I'm late. I'm late. For a very important date. No time to say, 'Hello, Goodbye.' I'm late. I'm late. I'm late."

Well, here I am. Late. Know why? I sat down to write my blog. Decided to take a quick look at emails. Got involved. Finished emails and went to desktop where I noticed my blog insignia. ONLY THEN did I remember why I sat down here in the first place! So frustrating!

I don't think there's much hope for me. You get a certain age and they don't bother fixing what's wrong with you (like brain wiring). They just give you some pills and send you home.

A nurse friend of mine works in one of our local hospitals. She said when you turn about seventy-five some doctors cease to care for you as they do younger people. You are now expendable. Time to spend money and effort on those who have more years of productivity.

When I was twenty that meant absolutely nothing to me. Now, I think about it more the closer I approach that age. If things get worse, by the time I'm 75, they may just lock us up somewhere and throw away the key!

How did we come to this?

I see this attitude in society in general. Seldom do you see young people respecting older people. And, why should they? They're not taught it at home. It's contrary to what they see on TV or in the movies. Why do we expect them to do what they have not been trained to do?

Training is important.

I was trained to respect the elderly, those less fortunate than me, and the rights of others. That training has served me well as I have lived.

Training is important.

I spend time in the Word (Bible). I pray. I try to learn from those more scholarly than I am in the things of God. I interact with other believers.

I hope all this training will equip me to be a blessing to God and his kingdom. Besides, I love doing it!

What training are you involved in?

Hoping to be trained in righteousness, Gloria

4 comments:

gayle said...

How funny is your blog today! I saw my gyn doc yesterday...I swear I only had about 2-3 minutes of her time, exam and all!
And how sad, also, Never once did she even say "how are you" or "is there anything you care to discuss". She must think I am older than I am!

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

If you only got that few minutes at your age, a few years from now they may just send you and email telling you you're fine!

Gloria

Anonymous said...

WOW, Gloria. That's something about the doctors! But I'm not entirely surprised. I have a really good Dr. right now, but I certainly have encountered some with that attitude, especially if you're a woman!! I remember, and I'm sure you do, too, when books, magazines, TV shows, movies, etc. were geared towards mature adults, and getting there was something to be achieved. Now everybody wants to be 20-25 years old (and stay there!) and the media reflects this. Thanks for letting me rant. Your blog really struck a nerve.
Marge

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Marge, it's true. Sometimes women do not get the respect men do, especially if a doctor is from one of those countries who think women inferior. I had one like that. Notice I said HAD. No more!

Not 25, Gloria