So in my latest review (which was pretty terrible, but for some reason has caused quite a stir online…I wont share it again but the link is in my previous post), the reviewer questioned why the main character (basically ME) would jump into dangerous or stupid decisions because ‘I went to University and worked in a hospital’.
When I was reading this it took a while to sink in. Why would someone think that just because I have been to University and / or work in a hospital I would make better decisions. I was heartbroken, to me it’s a given that you make stupid decisions when you are a little unstable, whether you went to University or not.
But the ‘hospital’ bit really got me. I guess if you have never worked in a hospital, seen the fear in patients eyes, or even worse (for me anyway) the fear in their families eyes. If you aren’t reminded every single day how truly precious life is, yes I guess you would think people that work at a hospital are saints and don’t make stupid decisions…..
But the opposite is true. After a long, emotional day at work you want to go and enjoy yourself, let go a bit. When you know your life could change, or end, at any moment, you jump into whatever life throws at you. It is the only choice you have.
Plus, if I hadn’t of made all those ‘stupid decisions’ the book would be very very very dull.