Friday, December 30, 2005

Patch Adams

The meeting brought together some 9,000 psychologists, social workers and students, along with many of the world's most celebrated living therapists...
In the opening convocation, Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams - the charismatic therapist played on screen by Robin Williams - displayed on a giant projection screen photos from around the world of burned children, starving children, diseased children, some lying in their own filth.
He called for a "last stand of loving care" to prevail over the misery in the world, its wars and "our fascistic government." Overcome by his own message, Dr. Adams eventually fell to the floor of the stage in tears.
Many in the audience of thousands were deeply moved; many others were bewildered. Some left the arena.

This guy is bizarre.

1 comment:

Dr Epicurus in Oz said...

Is he bizarre ? Or did you, perhaps, not connect with his message ?

Sounds as though he was, perhaps, confronting a lot of people with things we choose to ignore or "de-prioiritise" as we go about our daily luxuriant lives ;-)