Sunday, 17 March 2019

Prachanda taking Sita to John Hopkins Hospital

Posted by Anup Baral | March 18, 2019 :
In endowing the funds that would build his hospital, Mr. Johns Hopkins set a standard for providing care without regard to race, rare in the 19th-century world. Mr. Hopkins’ last will and testament specifically directed that the hospital that would bear his name would be “...not only for Whites, but, for the sick, Colored People and also Children.” And while it would have been easy for Johns Hopkins to have built his hospital on his bucolic country estate, his conscience, informed by the insights of the trustees he himself had selected, led him to instead purchase a different site. If Mr. Hopkins wanted to help the community with his hospital, his advisers counseled, then he should put the hospital where they lived. And so he did, grounding his great institution in the daily lives of those he wished it to serve.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.