Not too long ago, I expressed an interest in urgent care patients washing up before they come to the clinic. To me, good health and healing begin with cleanliness. The people who come in with upper respiratory infections, yet reek of cigarrettes, they don’t really have anything to complain about.
Hmmm, didn’t take me long to get off topic…
Today I mentioned my little opinion to a healthcare provider. She brought me to realize that not all these patients have the means by which to wash up before they come in. She stated that some of the patients she sees don’t even have running water.
This sobered me up quickly.
I think it’s kind of sad that, the US being what it is these days, some people don’t have running water with which to wash themselves. I think of all the money being poured from our coffers to other countries and it makes me pause. Maybe somewhere inside of me is a little Democrat trying to get out, but I don’t condone spending billions abroad while our country has people without, what we call, proper facilities. I don’t care if funding governments else where keeps us in constant trade, upper our country’s income. That doesn’t matter to me. At least make sure that everyone who would like to keep themselves clean has the ability to.
Most often time is it true that you need to help yourself before you can appropriately help others. United States, finish taking care of your people before you take care of others.
Crap. How Christian is that?