Patient

in a medical setting is the person who suffers.

Why do we use the word patient?
What are we trying to tell ourselves?

We all die in the end.
But in the dying, what do we focus on? The disease or the person?

Patient. Patience.
There is living within, because the end is always there.
After all the work and play is done, there’s rest.

– inspired by BJ Miller’s talk on TED

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