One of my brothers is a doctor. After 4 years of medical school, 3 years of residency, a year for a Masters in Public Health and now doing AIDS research for his specialty in Infectious Diseases - I ask him what's the most important thing you've learned?
He thought for a second and replied, "Wash your hands."
I thought this was a little too simple of an answer. But whenever I meet another doctor in a social setting and I tell this story they all nod their hands and repeat, "Yeah, wash your hands."
I also had this writing teacher in undergrad who was a bit of a prick who once started the class with this statement,
"Do you want to know what the secret to a long and happy life is? Flossing."
The guy sitting next to me nodded his head solemnly. Apparently they both had had dental issues.
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