“It’s all about lines. The finish line at the end of residency; waiting in line for a chance at the operating table; and here’s the most important line: the line separating you from the people you work with.
It doesn’t help to be too familiar between you and your friends. you need boundaries between you and the rest of the world. Other people are too messy. Its all about lines. Drawing lines on sand and praying like hell no one crosses them..
At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. So, you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know: If you’re willing to take the chance, the view from the other side is spectacular.“
“The ways of residency become the ways of life. Always keep score; do whatever you can to outsmart the other guy; don’t make friends with the enemy. Everything. Everything is a competition. Whoever said winning wasn’t everything never held a scalpel…
It’s not about the race at all. There are no winners and losers. Victories are counted by the lives saved. For all you know, the life you save is yours.“
– Meredith, Gray’s Anatomy (told you I was Meredith Gray in reel life!)