@vedvyazz As a marketing professional of some repute, a community volunteer for women/child issues & a parent with 20+ yrsof experience, I can tell you that 'Friendship' is the biggest con invented to get a 'collective' to act uniformly. (1/n)
@vedvyazz As if not having many 'friends means you're somehow flawed🙁or that loners are scary, loony souls to be mocked/avoided! This kind of emo. manipulation makes control easy & behaviour mould-able. At the cost of personal autonomy. I've seen this happen far too often (2/n)
@vedvyazz The truth is one cannot have too many friends! The ones who stand by you, the all-weather types, cycle in & out of your life. All friends we have are there either for a reason, a season or a lifetime. We need to know who is which & act accordingly.(3/n)
@vedvyazz Friendship calls for time, effort & personal investment. A maturity to allow the other to just 'be'. An ability to be vulnerable & authentic. To be unapologetically ourselves with each other. This is why so many of us have lots of acquaintances but very few friends. (4/n)
@vedvyazz Very early on, I taught my sons that their 'true friends' would number just about 4-5! The rest were in their lives to learn from & let go, no strings attached. As for docs, this is a community that is really low on social niceties & EQ. (5/n)
@vedvyazz As if being a hard-working, time-starved, sleep-deprived repository of medical knowledge means the rest of us need to put docs on a pedestal. This loss of 'normal' life is the collateral damage the medical profession extracts from members of its fraternity. Get with it! (6/n)
@vedvyazz To show how ego-sensitive the community is, I've yet to meet a doc who is OK being called by their first name only in a professional consultation (I always do so)! Conversely, docs do make for VERY loyal friends. Mine is an Army Offr. a pediatrician who serves on Niti Aayog(7/n)
@vedvyazz Its time for the community to shed its isolationist entitlement & joins us plebeians as many docs are increasingly doing! They make for the funniest of people, the warmest of friends & their natural sense of empathy/ objectivity makes them super-desirable in frndshp stakes (8/n)

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with Priya Ramachandran

Priya Ramachandran Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @CobblePriya

19 Nov
It is mentioned in Upanishads that women are forbidden from doing Ashtanga. There is a scientific as well as cultural reason for this in #SanatanDharma (1/n)
@SanatanOnly ... thank you so much for this thread 🙏
The Scientific Reason
While men perform the Ashtanga Pranam where 8 body parts touch the ground- knees, belly, chest, hands, elbows, chin, nose and temple, women perform the Dandavat Pranam with only 2 body part touching the ground- knees and forehead. (2/n)
Women are prohibited from touching the ground in reverence with their chest and womb in our shastras because a woman’s womb and chest are considered very sensitive and slightest muscle pull can disturb their maternity (3/n)
Read 9 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!