FULL RETIREMENT TODAY
Many well wishers greeted me in the last two weeks, patients and non patients. After 34 years of private practice and 6 years of government work (both Australia and Malaysia), it’s time to code switch and retire in grace. With 6 thousand new graduates (western trained medical) and perhaps another thousand or two Traditional Chinese, Malay and Indian medic every year, the market is over supplied with seasoned and rejects. Currently we have 33 medical schools, out of a population of some 26 million, plus another few millions of illegals.
I did not sell my clinic; I gave it away to a couple I hardly knew. She just paid for my stock ending half yearly, plus Rm 10 K for my equipments and furnitures. In return, they took care of my two nurses, who worked for me for 34 years, and provided continual care for my patients, and rental to my nephews (landlords). I have no hassle over the paper works. I just do not wish to put goodwill in monetary terms. Trusted care is what I hope for. Without some small monetary loss, there will be no gain or benefit in retirement. A lot of things to catch up in life, and time is not always at my discretion or control. Though we all have freedom of choices, but destiny (“ming”) is the forerunner, followed by opportunity and luck, then locality, connection, merits, and finally only your skill and knowledge. No wonder so many stupid people succeed. If you don’t believe me, just look at the quality of our politicians, across all races and religions. Just wonder, is the creator doing His work at all!? O yes, He works in strange ways, strange indeed when they kill each other in His name!