>How about this analogy: Let's say you have a heart problem. Now you have >a >choice of two doctors. Doctor A spent time in medical school, internship, >etc. and specializes in cardiovascular problems. Many times he has >pinpointed the problem in cases like yours and has performed hundreds of >successful surgeries. Doctor B is kind of a general practitioner and has >never heard of a case like yours, but he is sure by his ability to reason >and solve other medical problems he can help you out. > >Which doctor do you want, Doctor A or Doctor B?
Doctor A made the life decision to become a specialist - devoted her life and a small fortune to it! Doctor B is quite happy as a general practitioner . . he pays his bills and has plenty of time for golf. Neither of them was forced to do something that was irrelevent to the rest of their lives. As a result they also both have a healthy interest in each other's specialties, they even compare notes.
One of their friends from med school had an over-bearing parent who treated him as if his only wish were to become a brain surgeon. He dropped out and is writing film music in Hollywood - and is also quite happy. But he hates anything to do with medicine and refuses to even visit a doctor when he's ill.
Yes, I'd say your analogy works for me!
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