The “originals,” who are they? and where are they? —”The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists…….The pressures to accept defaults start much earlier than we realize. If you consider the individuals who will grow up and make a dent in the universe, the first group that probably comes to mind is child prodigies. These geniuses learn to read at age two, play Bach at four, breeze through calculus at six, and speak seven languages fluently by eight. Their classmates shudder with jealousy; their parents rejoice at having won the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but a whimper.”
Our Current Medical System
This indeed is a default system where careers most often end in a whimper. In this case patients suffer. They are offered default therapies that do not work.
James Watson co-discoverer of DNA and a Nobel recipient has publicly stated that informed medical consent is just another means to restrict patients rather than offer what the patient properly deserves that is unique and hopeful.
You Are A Co-Creator
Personalized medicine is not a default system. It is a system of design, intent, allowance and expansion. It is a system where the patient is the creator / architect using everything we know about the human body and innovating a precision design based upon the data and knowledge-base know how. Talent is not enough invention and originality is necessary to change a default system. I came across a very fascinating analogy;
“Although child prodigies are often rich in both talent and ambition, what holds them back from moving the world forward is that they don’t learn to be original. As they perform in Carnegie Hall, win the science Olympics, and become chess champions, something tragic happens: Practice makes perfect, but it doesn’t make new. The gifted learn to play magnificent Mozart melodies and beautiful Beethoven symphonies, but never compose their own original scores. They focus their energy on consuming existing scientific knowledge, not producing new insights. They conform to the codified rules of established games, rather than inventing their own rules or their own games. All along the way, they strive to earn the approval of their parents and the admiration of their teachers.”
No Approval Necessary
As a patient you need no approval to engineer, invent, innovate, create and use your own data design.
As a physician you need no approval to engineer, invent, innovate, create and use your therapy design for your patients.
Don’t Give In To Default
Most prodigies never make that leap out of defaults. They apply their extraordinary abilities in ordinary ways, mastering their jobs without questioning defaults and without making waves. In every domain they enter, they play it safe by following the conventional paths and rules to success. They become doctors who heal their patients without fighting to fix the broken systems that prevent many patients from accessing, designing or affording health care in the first place.
The more you value achievement, the more you come to dread failure. Instead of aiming for unique accomplishments, the intense desire to succeed leads us to strive for guaranteed success rather than uniqueness and difference.
It’s empowerment and unique. It’s not a system of default. It requires thought leadership, creation, innovation and receiving. It defies the rules and forges a new design of utility and usefulness.
You are a co-creator. Don’t settle for the golden carrot of default. Success is short lived and temporary. It simply buries real originality!
You are the originator, the architect of your own design. This is your right, freedom and utility use it for the invaluable asset it is especially in your health, vitality and healing. If you default your right will be taken.