Remember I mentioned regarding the cardiologist who wrote article in the Sunday Newspaper? Since today is National Day of Malaysia, I shall share one of his thoughts here. Before that, Happy Merdeka Day!
This cardiologist is quite a patriotic person. Why do I said so? He started his article off by mentioning the people around him were in the process of migrating to other countries. It is worth to know that these people who are migrating are consisted of people with talents and did very well in their own field. So, they were asking the cardiologist whether he would like to migrate as well. “Afraid of changes” was his response. I agree to this statement because migrating would mean that you have to totally abandoned the country that you have stay for such a long time to another brand new country. It’s like removing the root of a big tree which had long cast on the earth strongly to another new place. When we are migrating, we are actually removing our own roots in this country and try to adopt a totally different culture of other country. Will we ever be used to the new environment without any regrets when we grow old?
This cardiologist expressed his love for the country by mentioning how he miss the country when he was doing his postgraduate studies in oversea. To be honest, even though I am quite dissatisfied with the condition in our country, I will miss my own country when I’m out of it. It’s because we are human being with emotion. Some people might not even look back on their roots when they migrate. However, this is not to be considered as a fault. There must be a reason behind the “coolness”. Despite his love for the country, he did mention how our country loses the talented young people to other country. This reminded me of one statement- It’s not that we want to abandon our country, the truth is the country abandon us! I had to agree with this.
I really love this country. There are times where I still in doubt whether to take up the external exam which will enable me to practise medicine in overseas. This moment I can understand why the cardiologist use a lyric to end his article. It’s a chinese song lyric- I don’t want to leave, I want to stay back!
Happy Merdeka! Hopefully there will be improvement in our country that won’t disappoint us!