Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Back in Black

Did the quiz on Blogthings. Here's the result. I like it. I love to listen to AC/DC when I'm operating.

Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC

"Back in black, I hit the sack,
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that, intentionally or not, you have managed to provide something of critical importance to at least one person: realistic hope.

I'm 23 years old, soon to graduate with bachelors in both psychology and biology and with hopes to pursue a career in neurological research, whether it be via academia or medicine. However, having been brought up through abuse and neglect all my life (I'll spare the details as I'm sure there's no real interest) I am most definitively my own worst enemy. Between low self-esteem, constant anxiety, worry and frequent depression (though currently medication is assisting with the latter) I find myself falling back to self-destructive habits from time to time.

Originally I indulged in burning myself, however at some point I transitioned to the use of a blade. While it's been close to a year since the last time, the desire to do so still rises on occasion and as graduation approaches, I find myself questioning "how someone so fucked up could even think they have a chance in hell of getting into, much less through, the stress of grad or med school without royally screwing up one way or another?" to quote a train of thought I've repeatedly caught myself in.

While I still harbor serious self-doubt and pessimism, it is comforting to know that there are others with some of the same tendencies towards self destruction that have managed to get in, get through and then go on to establish a successful career, while still managing to keep themselves together, no matter how tenuously.

I'm not really sure why I wrote this and am probably making myself out to sound like a whining twit (probably not too far off), but I did want you to know that I think your blog is helpful and a good thing, even the dark parts.

- Anonymous "hope-no-one-I-know-sees-this" reader

P.S. I find music by Shinedown to be a better match for the activity than ACDC. "Breaking Inside" is particularly fitting. Also, just for fun, my quiz result: Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb"

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Stuart Ressler, M.D. said...

Thanks for your comment.

Just for the record, I emphasize that by "cutting" in this post I mean "operating". I like to listen to AC/DC when I'm operating. I don't cut myself...