We have become a society filed with experts. In almost every field you can think of. We have dream specialists, medical specialists (in every part of the body). We have scientist covering every aspect of the world we see and don’t see. We have space specialists, technical, practical, creative, admin, HR, you name it……..
Yet at the same time we have a very individualistic culture (in the west I mean). And yet with all these experts, we still find ourselves lost and alone sometimes. We still have unknowable stuff out there.
Let me explain it this way. If we go into the medical field alone. And for argument sake we go to a dentist. When the dentist gives you advice he/she will only comment on your teeth (because that is his/her specialty).
Likewise if you go to a heart surgeon, I highly doubt that he/she would comment on your teeth. Since that is not their focus in life.
And I could go on, but I am sure you get what I am saying. Its also quite normal to be referred to a few specialists depending on the severity and uniqueness of your case. Thus when a diagnosis is given there is quite a footprint in the wake of the diagnosis and not always by the initial doctor.
I guess my question is….Is that right? I mean our body is a complex symbiotic living organism. I doubt that just looking at your teeth (by the dentist) tells the full story of how your teeth ended up in the predicament you are in.
Now before the doctors (and nurses) start jumping down my throat. I do have a point (somewhere here). If we go back a few decades, it was not uncommon for the town doctor to cover all aspects of the people they treated. And they were quite good, since they had a long term relationship with their patients. Also they looked at the entire person and could draw on the historical knowledge.
I am well aware of course that our current situation is way more sophisticated now and we can do much more with better results (sometimes).
What I wanted to focus on today is the disconnect we often find in life. We often have a problem and we stop everything in life to deal with that problem. But like in the specialist climate we become “specialists” in that area and forgetting that this problem is a small part of the bigger body of life that we are in.
I think a lot of our problems in life can simply be solved by connecting the dots. Where seemingly unrelated things can maybe bring the very unclear things into perspective for us.
Like in the medical industry now, I think if we could consolidate some fields and look at things holistically….we could maybe solve some problems and discrepancies.
Just a thought……….
the Honest One