I have always loved the beginning and end of Grey's Anatomy where meredith talks. They usually have insightful thoughts so I thought i would start writing them down as I went through the seasons. I'm going to start at the first episode and just keep going :)
[In reference to weather man on TV] He doesn’t know that. He’s an idiot. For all he knows, it could be the worst day of his life. You know how people say, ‘Who knows, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow!’ That seems pretty far fetched. Until you have a friend who got hit by a bus. The point is, you never know what kind of day is coming.
Whenever we think we know the future, even for a second, it changes. Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left only with the choice of what to do next. We can choice to be afraid of it. To stand there trembling, not moving. Assuming the worst that can happen or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant.
- Cristina Yang(Season10, Ep.24-Fear of the Unknown)
Over the past twenty years, one of the most valuable tools a doctor has is the algorithm. Your patients main complaint goes into a box and then the formula helps you decide what to do next. But what happens when the problem doesn’t fit into a box? Well, you’re suddenly on your own, unexpectedly, with about a thousand paths to choose from.
So what do you do? How do you decide when you’re left in the dark? How do you make sure you’re not making the worst decision of someone’s life? You close your eyes. You block out everyone and everything around you. You pray that the voice inside you is right because once you’ve decided, you can’t ever go back.
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Emergency rooms are kept in business by people who’ve learned that lesson the hard way. Sky divers, bull riders, people who’s bold ideas can often result in broken bones and smushed spleens. Surgeons are trained to deal with the fall out of bold ideas. We pick up the pieces and do our best to fit them back together.
The thing about the bold moves, they’re terrifying. They could end in tears and broken bones and thats exactly what makes them so damn exciting.
- Meredith Grey(Season10, Ep.23-Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Seems To Turn Out Right)