Welcome 2024. I think a lot of people are with me on the excitement of this new year. It can't be said enough how hectic 2023 was. For the world to see terrorism over and over again, wars after wars, craziness has become part of our normal. The visuals only sting during a lapse of consciousness. Those with the most weapons and money get to dictate what is right and just. Root cause of war is discussed in hindsight. But the immediate cause of war justifies displacing 2M+ people and destroying one of the most populated cities in the world. I'm so lost in these extremes.
Maybe it's today's view of cancel culture. Kids can't read books that are considered bad, even if judged by only one person. We are so divided. Society is rough. Young people recording fights for more "likes" on social platforms to gain sponsorship. Adults making outrageous claims to stay relevant. Patients tell doctors how to treat them from internet med school. Common sense is consistently left out of conversations. It used to be let them question your intelligence with your silence rather than confirming their theory with your boisterousness.
After a tumultuous year, here's to a calmer 2024. May peace and health stay with you. May you have the strength to be you, your ultimate true self. I hope you find joy in the little things that surround you daily to perk up your days. Aging takes us down inevitably so you might as well enjoy the journey now.
Me at the end of 2023...wiped out. December was an extremely busy month as we try to accommodate all the last minute appointment requests.