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HOPE and CARE: Acronyms for Better Lives

Posted by Thomas Edwards on August 17, 2017 9:10 PM EDT
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A few blog posts on this profile have made a big deal about acronyms in the healthcare business world, but if that's true....

...then the acronyms and words HOPE and CARE have to be at the top of the list.  Without hope, most people don't care about what is possible.  If there is no hope, then most don't even try to do the improbable-even if it is possible.  And if people don't care about improving their lives or helping other people improve their lives, then how will there ever be the kind of breakthroughs we need in healthcare.

So, here are the important words that make up the important words and acronyms:

H.O.P.E.= Help Other People Excel

C.A.R.E.= Collaboration, Activities, Results, Evaluation

There are literally millions upon millions of examples where an individual has achieved something grand that has made their life and the lives of others much better where the key ingredient was human support-the hope given to them through human support from others who care.  In fact, I would posit that there very few examples of great personal achievement where the hope provided the achiever and the successes achieved were not part and parcel of the help of other people who care.

Think about it.  How many lives have been made better by the investment other people have made in the lives of those they care about?  How many unsung heroes help other people excel and live better lives

How many lives have been made better by the investment other people have made in the lives of those they care about?  How many unsung heroes help other people excel and live better lives?  How many people have you known in your life who helped you along the way?

The famous proverb of The Golden Rule has always been about treating other people like you would want them to treat you.  But a more precious metal, one with worth vastly greater than gold is platinum.  So, The Platinum Rule is: treat other people the way that other people want you to treat them.

In the end, it's ultimately about helping other people to help each other help themselves lead better lives.  And the more you give, the more you will gain.  PASS IT FORWARD, P-L-E-A-S-E.....before it's too late.

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