Revered as the father of western medicine, Hippocrates was one of the most ancient Greek physicians. The history has it that he was notably the pioneer behind the most successful medical saga.
His famous therapeutic vow, commonly referred as the “Hippocratic Oath” is widely practiced even today across the globe. The oath is an agreement taken by the novice physicians and health professionals’ swearing-in to practice medicine with honesty and integrity. Precisely, his oath resembles like a medical constitution where people corroborate to be a better human in saving the other’s life. So, if the world has millions of better medical professionals, I feel a bigger share of credit owes to Hippocrates. Due to his ingenious therapeutic pledge, all the medical professionals are mandated to swear in to work with a better heart. Thus, it is for this reason that I often tag the name of this medical genius as a synonym to noble, superior, moral and honorable.
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Hypocrites, as many of us know, sometimes to a non-native English people like me, ends up considering it as a homophone of Hippocrates. But as one dichotomize and inspect cautiously, they share a lopsided heterogeneity. The difference is a measure of the space between the sky and the earth.
The world is rapidly undergoing a series of artificial mutation and the very essence of human values are inescapably getting corroded. People talk about a bunch of admirable philosophies and principles, but walks otherwise. The very same people are capable of dressing-up themselves as an honest and morally upright, to the degree that can mesmerize the human attention while in reality they fall out of that self-created zone of a ‘principled human’. They want the world to see the trace and hear the whisper of any minute charity and philanthropic works using social media as an advertising agent, but ignores to the roar of human pandemonium created due to their imitated behaviors. Such manners largely contribute to make the world more vulnerable and eligible to be the brothels of hypocrites. And when this breed is unstoppable, the history will write and remember it as another kind of genetic mutation.
But at an individual level, to lead in the way of either Hippocrates or Hypocrites is still our CHOICE.
“Hypocrites get offended by the truth”- Jess C. Scott