Monday, July 17, 2017

How do we judge people, on what aspect of their life, and what counts for what?

I leave you to judge for yourselves.  Sometimes it's easy, Hitler built great roads. Sometimes it's not so easy. What counts for what?

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-usc-doctor-20170717-htmlstory.html

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  1. I judge people on their kindness, their empathy to others, and their manners. Really, nothing else matters.

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    1. i didn't know him, except by reputation. He was gifted medically, and to some extent a person who inspired others. His flaws now visible, should USC give back the millions of dollars he inspired people to give? Should they re-examine the credentials and skills of those he trained? Should the laser and technology he developed be scrapped?
      Interesting ideas.

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  2. Geez, you'd think a $1.1 million salary would be fulfilling enough.

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    1. What's funny is his salary (and the president of USC) pales beside the football coach's.

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  3. He wouldn't be the first doctor to mistake the Hippocratic Oath for the Hypocritic one.

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    1. Is one the opposite of the other? Can one take one, and still practice the other? Questions I don't have an answer for.

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  4. The story is a helluva an expose, and certainly must be shocking to the USC Medical and research community. On a personal scale it is tragic. Clearly he was a talented and valuable member of the community, but his personal life seems to reflect excess and terrible judgment. I would say he was also stupid to pose for photographs while using drugs. That seems to betray a glaring character and judgement flaw.

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  5. To all my commenters.....I live in a glass house, metaphorically speaking, and don't really have anything to say.

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  6. Wow! Amazing he could pull it off for so long, but as far as judging? I'm with you on that one.

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