One of the disadvantages of technology is the increasing specialization, in which one expert’s field of study is so narrow, there seems to be no connection to anything outside of that field.
Bees don’t have that problem. In the course of a worker bee’s life, she will perform every single job in the hive, doing each one for a few days until she graduates to the job of foraging, and that’s the job she’ll hold until she dies. Every bee is, therefore, multifaceted.
I know we can’t expect human society to work that way, but sometimes, I have to think it might be nice.
Why am I thinking this way? Well, not to belabor a point, but I’ve been experiencing a certain structural problem in my innards. Monday I went to my regular family doctor--someone I don’t visit very often because I’m amazingly healthy. But everyday life has become extremely uncomfortable for me, and I figured it was time to do something about it.
“You need to see a urologist,” he said, based on what I told him of what I was experiencing. So he recommended someone, I called, and they said, “We can get you in tomorrow morning at 9:45.”
Tuesday I went to the urologist -- a very decent guy who has the kind of job everyone jokes about, but I was grateful for his patience and gentleness. He explained every step of the way. Finally he told me that I was mistaken. The problem was not what I had thought it was. Everything was fine in my insides as far as his field of expertise went. My problem wasn’t related to urology. I needed to see a gynecologist.
He recommended one, I called, and made an appointment for next week on the 10th.
I’m genuinely hoping that this is the last doc I’ll need to see about getting this problem taken care of. Either that or I need to sprout bee-wings so I never have to sit down again.
On the other hand, if I need someone's expertise, I'm really glad it's available.
And, while I’m thinking of happy thoughts:
H a p p y
B i r t h d a y
A i d e n !
BEEattitude for Day #540:
Blessed are those who take the time to be gentle, for they shall be appreciated.
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