Don’t Be Weird

Med school takes its toll on all of us and many people don’t make it or need psychiatric medication to get them through. It’s sort of like military training. Some can cut it, some can’t, and some go crazy. Everyone expected me to do well. My older sister tried to help, by giving me this advice: Try not to be weird.

She went on: Blend in, make friends, and don’t be all Emily Dickinson – ish. Talk to normal people and make normal friends. Maybe you’ll meet a nice, normal guy. And don’t make too many jokes. Guys don’t date the class clown. This is the beginning of an amazing experience for you.

-Manic Kingdom: A True Story of Breakdown and Breakthrough by Dr. Erin Stair