The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.
Hostility comes from loneliness, from not seeing yourself like a drop falling into the ocean of humanity like everyone else.
My mother was all about unconditional love, and I don’t think we give that to our patients a lot. At the end of the day, what they really need you to do is to look at them in the eye and say, ‘I’m here for you. I’m going to make sure this works out.’
What we have now is doctors who are actually better technically at what they’re doing in their specialty than 30 or 40 years ago, but we lost the relationship, when the doctor would look people in the eye and say, ‘I care about you. We can do this together.’
You need to be proactive, carve out time in your schedule, and take responsibility for being the healthiest person you can be – no one else is going to do it for you.
Mehmet Cengiz Öz (born June 11, 1960), also known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz first appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey’s Harpo Productions andSony Pictures.
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