GratefulnessI was talking to a couple of German dental students today in uni. They're visiting Australia for their summer holidays and are having a look around our uni to see what it's like.
After talking to them, I realize that perhaps we have been having it easy all the while. I guess you don't count your blessings until you realize your situation really isn't that bad after all.
In Germany, they are forced to practise 2 handed dentistry - the same as us.
We have an abundance of patients to treat. Admittedly, some may not actually come in for the sessions/come in late, but at least you can just dig deeper into the waiting list. In Germany, you have to find your own patients - family, friends, etc. And people aren't willing to come because unlike in Australia where treatment from students are free, they still have to pay the full fee as per if they were seeing a graduated dentist. As a result, they're always struggling to find patients - and patients who need things done.
And their exams!!!
Their final year exams span 5 months, with a total of 16 papers.
I think one could actually die if subjected to such stress. Thus, I am now concluding my life has been relatively easy. No more complaining.
At least for a week.
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