Do people over exaggerate the difficulty of medical school?
There seems to be a tendency for people to exaggerate when they speak of difficult things. It's sort of an ego or pride thing, trying to boost the significance of it all, or it can come from just letting lose, and writing it all out in a cleansing effort. There's nothing wrong with any of this, but it can and does happen.
It's not always the writer's fault either. The reader can interpret it in too much of a serious or literal way. And with no perspective on the topic itself, except for imagination, it can really be interpreted in an inaccurate way.
I've done this before myself, when either writing about something, or interpreting something written by someone else, so that's why I am looking into this question.
I want to go to medical school, and as I do my research, it gets exhausting. There are days when I feel really confident about my plan to embark on this journey, and then there are days when "reality" hits, or I read too much negative stuff, and I start to question myself.
And then I think maybe I am just thinking too much and taking everything too seriously.
Sometimes it's good to be prepared, and sometimes it's good just to jump into something and react as you go along.
Too much reading, too much thinking, too much preparing can cause anxiety, self doubt, and even avoidance of doing the thing that you wanted to do, which can result in doing nothing at all in the end.
So sometimes it may be best to maintain your original "dreams" and inspiration from them, and just go for it. Let the chips fall where they may.
Maybe some of you can give me your thoughts on this, in a general sense, and also as it related to medical school etc.