I recently recalled a perspective changing event from my youth. Thought I would share:
My brother was sick. Yeah, he was sick, but he wasn’t feeling well either…
Dad said that he had to go see the doctor.
I surmised that there was a good chance that he would have to get a shot.
The thought of seeing him squirm and in pain appealed to me, so I asked if I could go along.
The doctor visit went like this:
Doctor to my dad: This one’s sick (my brother) – can’t really do anything for him. How’s the other one (me)?
Dad to doctor: He’s fine, so far.
Doctor to my dad: Well then, I can give him (me) a shot so he won’t get it.
Frankly Francis: YIKES!
So as this little true parable turns out, I got the dreaded injection and my brother got to see me squirm.
Last time I ever thought about seeing pain inflicted upon anyone. As usual, I learned my lesson the hard way.