Let My Journey Begin
Socrates once said that the greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we prefer to be. In fact, I had never had an accurate goal in my mind before.Like a lonely boat drifting aimlessly in the sea,I could neither see nor know clearly what would happen. Not until that moment.
At about half past 9 on 8th August 2017, an earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County in Sichuan Province in China. For the first time in our lives, my family and I were at the epicentre. Tall buildings falling apart, terrified people screaming and crying, we were completely shocked.
Although my family and I survived the horrible incident, we were never the same. That earthquake somehow changed us, especially me.After witnessing the tragedy – the faces of scared children, the crying of desperate parents, and blood everywhere – it was hard for me to forget. I realised that people were so vulnerable while facing the harsh nature. From that moment, I have dreamt of becoming a doctor, a healer for all the people in need.
If I were a doctor, I would cure the ears of “Beethoven” so that he could hear the beauty of music. If I were a doctor, I would heal the eyes of “Helen Keller so that she could see this wonderful world again. If I were a doctor, I would try my best to treat Steve Jobs so that he could continue the miracle of the Apple company. If I were a doctor, I would save the life of Mr. Lu Xun so that he could keep fighting the darkness with his pen. If I were a doctor, I would be able to help those poor victims in Jiuzhaigou, instead of just watching.
When I became a doctor, what I wanted to do was to fight against death, to pull them one by one from the edge of dying. More importantly, I want them to continue with their dreams. I believe that everyone should have a chance to be what they prefer to be. Just like me.
Bernard Shaw once said: “there are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart"s desire. The other is to gain it.” I want those who have suffered from pain and misery to regain the hope of contributing to the world. Even if could only save one patient, even if I had to start from zero, I"m willing to try!