Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What Do You Suck At?

Perry Cox
Image via Wikipedia
I love Scrubs. Even the last season, god help me.
I watch every single episode and my DVR has burned through at least each season (except for the last two) at least twice, if not three times.
There are a myriad of lessons that come from a show that I would put up with MASH- oh yeah, I went there.
The writing was great, the performance were awesome, and Donald Faison is one of the nicest Tweeters I ever met (go watch his stop motion here).
Ok so one lesson that always stood out from early in the show was when JD was supposed to write his own evaluation of himself, but wanted Cox to do it.
Some dialogue:
Dr. Cox: It's time. Sit down, and listen up Newbie. I suppose you want me to say you're great? That you've raised the bar for interns everywhere?
J.D.: I'm cool with that!
Dr. Cox: Well, I'm not going to say that. You're doing ok. Someday you might even be better than that. But right now, all I see is a guy who's so preoccupied with wondering what everyone else thinks about him, that he doesn't have anytime to think whether or not he believes in himself. DID YOU EVER WONDER WHY I TOLD YOU TO WRITE YOUR OWN EVALUATION?
J.D.: I don't have a safe answer for that. I just figured that... you...
Dr. Cox: Clam up Newbie! I wanted you to think about yourself... AND I MEAN REALLY THINK!... What are you good at? What do you suck at? And write it down. Not so I could read it, or anyone else could read it. BUT SO YOU COULD READ IT! You see in the end Newbie, you don't have to answer to me, or to Kelso, or even to your patients for Gods sake! The only one you have to answer to Newbie, is you! There, YOU ARE evaluated. Now get out of here, because you truly make me so damn mad I might just hurt myself!
Does it get more on point than that?
I going to take this moment to scribble down some notes to myself about things I suck at, care to join me? Oh, I 'll throw in some things I'm good at too.