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Pride and prejudice

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 22 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1632
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    The mind’s inner eye struggles with the ageing reality in the mirror. For we are products of our time and end up as just rusting outdated models. Attempts to revamp our image with skinny jeans and haircuts are always an embarrassing disaster, so we revert to form: same haircut, same newspapers, same choices in restaurants, same music, and drunken conversations at 3 am. Likewise it is hard to change opinions forged in our youth, for these are based more on emotion than reason. Thankfully most of …

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