I get that abundance is available for all. We “just” need to get past these feelings of unworthiness, lack and just generally feeling that we are victims to our circumstances.
I get that this reality we call reality, isn’t really real.
I get that this life we live is a mixture of what we as individual souls want to experience in this life time (predestined) and the choices that we make leading to its consequences (free will).
I get all that and a lot of other things too…
Getting them is one thing.
Applying them in life, I feel is a whole other ball game.
I attended this meeting for a group of specialists organized by this company. So, the idea was to expand the knowledge of a particularly “rare” life threatening disease among children. Of course, after having worked in the industry, there is always the main objective of increasing sales. I mean, it’s a business with employees and stock holders. A business is meant to make money, and that really is fine.
Like any “rare” disease, the treatment available was expensive. I knew that. I get that – to an extent. I get the money pumped into the research, I get that only a very tiny proportion of treatment researched at pre-clinical trials even make it to large patient based trials. I get that any business, any one in fact, would want to recover the amount of time and energy spent on bringing new treatments to patients.
You know what I don’t get though? What I don’t get is that when treatments can cost MYR1,000,000 (that’s 1 million Malaysian dollars, about USD250,000) for one child, for one year! What I don’t get is that companies push for doctors to use such expensive treatments for their patients with no reprieve of lowering costs. What I don’t get is how are parents of a child in need going to come up with MYR1,000,000 every year so that their child can have a “normal” life.
What I don’t get is how does a person or a group of people go through life knowing that in their hands they offer a chance, a possibility for prolonging a child’s life or improving their quality of life, BUT, they do not back down from the price of that chance.
Can you imagine having to make the decision of either, sending your child off to college to get an education or getting treatment for your cancer? Yea…a mother’s love and choices. For this mother, it was either securing her child’s future with a good education or using the money to treat her cancer. I can’t even fathom what that child is going through.
And I don’t get it.
I think, that’s why I left the industry. I couldn’t get that.
And you know what? I don’t think I ever want to “get it”.