Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round. Any deviation of this is bad. This is the first major lesson they teach in Medic Academy. The second is be brutal with your honesty. It will save a life. Don’t use euphemisms. Don’t paraphrase. Look your patients directly in the eye and tell them the truth.
“You’re having a heart attack.”
“Your Grandmother had a stroke.”
“Your son is dead.”
Don’t apologize. Don’t tell them everything will be ok. Just be there in the moment with them and do every thing you can to save their life.
The following conversation is not pleasant. It is not about the newest tech or hottest card. I want you to read this and remember you are not alone.
I can’t speak for everyone quoted here but I can say if I never get to meet you at an FNM; if we never get to share a beer at a Grand Prix because you could not hold on for High School to be over my life will have been a little less for it. I am not a psychologist, I can’t tell you why people are mean. I don’t know how to make it better for you so I’m just going to leave this conversation here to let you know that you’re not alone . You don’t have to be alone, you can join a Magical family.
Remember …Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round. Any deviation of this is probably… permanent.
(Spoiler Alert: The internet is a very adult place. If your children participate in MTG with you like mine do, then please check out all links, articles, and podcasts for adult content before allowing them view/listen. )
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