Human nature is often distilled into two interconnected tendencies in constant cycles: the evasion of pain and the pursuit of pleasure. This duality, expressed as "Pain - Pleasure - Pain - Pleasure", dictates many of our decisions.
For some, simplification goes as far as transforming the word "MICE" (meaning mice in English) into the acronym M.I.C.E., which stands for:
- M = Money; I = Ideology; C = Coercion; E = Ego
These components are essential when considering recruitment or association strategies.
Sometimes summarizing and simplifying is practical... The original name of the philosopher and physician we commonly call Paracelsus was Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. He was born in 1493 in Switzerland and is known for his contributions to the field of medicine. He adopted the name "Paracelsus" to indicate that he was beyond Celsus, a famous Roman physician known for his work "De Medicina".
Some argue that failure is not the opposite of success, but an integral part of the journey towards it. Thus, a series of failures can eventually culminate in success. From this perspective, the true opposite of success is inaction, meaning "doing nothing".
There are individuals who, after years of reprehensible behaviors, experience a spiritual epiphany, often linked to figures like Jesus, and dedicate their lives to evangelizing about their transformation. Others are incredibly empathetic to their own pain but indifferent to the suffering of others. It's common for people to criticize others for what constantly lingers in their own minds; hence the saying, "Everyone judges by their own standards". Some, lacking initiative, never cultivate kindness in their hearts.
Every object has multiple functions. A scalpel can be a commercial product for a salesman, a life-saving tool in the hands of a surgeon, or a deadly threat in the hands of a wrongdoer, depending on who wields it. Thus, our interpretation and analysis also become simplified.
During my clinical propaedeutics training, I acquired fundamental skills in semiology and syndromology. I conducted countless medical histories, memorizing vital indicators that allow for differential diagnoses of various diseases.
- I used to write... Patient-oriented in time, space, and people, following respiratory movements, lying down indifferently, responding to medical questioning with clear and coherent language, walking without difficulty...
Albert Einstein summarized this philosophy by stating, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Even what seems simple requires oversight and commitment.
I recall in Caracas, Venezuela, how a subway designed to alleviate traffic ended up altering the local economy. What were once prosperous commercial areas turned into low-quality and highly dangerous zones due to a demographic shift driven by the subway.
Currently, with the aid of artificial intelligence, I've digitized my voice and created an avatar. Even though my digital appearance will stop aging, as happened with Betty Boop, the content I provide constantly enriches, a result of a passion that has accompanied me for longer than I can remember or recount.