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What an inverted approach to shine our own inner light to understand
others. Not only is this a tall order but also it can be a hindrance in
perceiving and helping others.
We may share many innate attributes with others but not necessarily all
the cultural values, prejudices and aspirations.
Let the competent patient paint the picture, view it without
contaminating influences of your own religion, cultural filters and socio-
political factors. A great deal of unwitting discrimination and
injustice can be inflicted upon vulnerable patients if we use our own
philosophical yardsticks instead of carefuly listening and understanding