Šta je zajedničko Goldman Saks stažistima i specijalizantima medicine? Obe grupe misle da će jednoga dana biti bolje.
- Beware Goldman workhorses, deferred gratification is the worst kind | Financial Times — The enjoyment of life is a skill. The idea that it can be switched on after decades at the grindstone underrates the force of human habit. Thinking of the retired or semi-retired workhorses I know, it is telling how structured and deliberate their recreations tend to be. The wine venture, the competitive sailing, the art-dealing: these are corporate-style projects by another name. The talent for doing nothing, for succumbing to the moment, was never developed. Perhaps this is what “born” A-type personalities would be doing anyway. Just as likely, it is the conditioning that starts with those 20-hour days as impressionable youths. If so, Goldman’s alleged snowflakes are understating their case. Pleasures deferred can be pleasures foregone.
- At Some Medical Schools, Humanities Join the Curriculum - The New York Times — Art and medicine have worked hand in hand for a long time. To improve his art, Leonardo dissected bodies. To improve his anatomy treatise, Andreas Vesalius relied on the artistry of Titian's workshop. But the other day, in the European paintings wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a group of seven would-be doctors had a different kind of reason to appreciate the 17th-century Dutch biblical scene before them: course credit. Three years ago, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine began an art-appreciation course for medical students, joining a growing number of medical schools that are adding humanities to the usual forced march of physiology, pathology and microbiology.