Disgust is one of my superpowers. What is your superpower?

superpowerOne of the questions you can ask yourself frequently is this: what is my superpower?

I could have said: what am I good at?… but that is not what I want to know.

A superpower is that little thing that I add to life that is not expected, and may not be obvious to people, maybe even not to yourself. And that is the reason to ask the question, and ask it often.

I have some students who definitely can’t see their superpower. Continue reading “Disgust is one of my superpowers. What is your superpower?”

The history of medical science reads like a detective novel, or a conspiracy book.

Each century has its own favorite scapegoat-like cause of disease, a thing they blame everything, and each turns out to be not a comprehensive reason, or not a reason at all. 1

And then, or course, people make fortunes on telling people what to think, what to be scared of, what to try to prevent, pay to have cured… and no one is the smarter.

Especially not the general public. 2

People who rock the boat, people who yell that “the king is wearing no clothes” get put to jail, get killed, get ostracized, and life goes on the way it went before.

OK Who am I  and why you may want to listen to me?

I am not a doctor. Not even a medical researcher. I don’t play either on television. Continue reading “The history of medical science reads like a detective novel, or a conspiracy book.”