Doctors are usually fairly bright and educated like myself, and usually do not have schizophrenia like myself.
After that, their belief systems and their empathy scores swing widely. I believe I could have good game of cards with most doctors! Similarly, I believe I could discuss landscaping with most doctors.
More than a couple doctors I have known have been gems.
Actually, there is some thought in my next life I’ll be a doctor. When I mentioned that to a psychiatrist whom I had seen for awhile, he said, “I hope you’re a better doctor than me!” I thought his an unusual comment.
Because I identify with doctors, I find the several criticisms I come across as I read schizophrenics share their opinions of doctors a bit fear producing. What if I am similarly misunderstood in my next life, I fear?
Recently, I was probing a fellow schizophrenic about what he meant in his comments about my writing, and he felt I was battering him. Because I usually think of myself as gentle and supportive, I was surprised to be seen as hostile.