Love Is The Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion

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The Worst First

The Worst First

When someone tells me “we need to talk” I immediately think, “Oy vey, what now?”

Who is it that's going to bring me down?

Real generous of me, no?

I love thinking the worst.

Because fortunately, it's never the worst.

Rarely, it's the best.

Everyone is brainwashed into thinking the worst.

Stop thinking the worst.


Allow yourself to think the worst.

Then realize it's just your "the-worst-thinking machine" at work.

Your brain.

You can't not think the worst.

This will never happen.

Embrace thinking the worst.

Hug the worst.

Only then can you break on through to the other side.

The best.

Everybody deserves the best.

You just have to go through one thing.

The worst first.