You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.
Our job is to increase health. You know what that means? That means improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.
What’s wrong with death, sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity and decency and, God forbid, maybe even humor? Death is not the enemy, gentlemen. If we’re gonna fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.
All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home.