It's fun to point out how Alone isn't cynical enough.
"Although it's nothing serious, let's keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't turn into a major lawsuit."
Why is this funny?
Because doctors don't care about your well-being. If you get sick and die, yeah, well, whatever. Shit happens. However, lawsuits are expensive and aggravating.
If you have a problem and doctors can help, you have to manipulate the doctor into using medicine on you. There's no point in relying on the doctor to use medicine or diagnose anything, because that's not what motivates them.
But that's okay. Getting healthy doesn't motivate most patients either. There's no demand for medicine, which is why it's so hard to find.
Patients visit doctors to signal they Care about Health, which is why it's called health-care. You can tell they Care because they're spending so much money on it; sure they care about their bank accounts, same way doctors care about their own bank accounts, but they Care about Health so much more than bank accounts! At least, patients don't care about their biological well-being until it's far too late.
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