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Meredith Monday – 2×06 ‘Into You Like a Train’

“In general, people can be categorized in one of two ways: those who love surprises, and those who don’t. I don’t. I’ve never met a surgeon that enjoys a surprise, because as surgeons, we like to be in the know. We have to be in the know, because when we aren’t people die and lawsuits happen. Am I rambling? I think I’m rambling. Okay so, my point, actually, and I do have one, has nothing to do with surprises or death or lawsuits, or even surgeons. My point is this: whoever said ‘what you don’t know can’t hurt you’, was a complete and total moron because, for most people I know, not knowing is the worst feeling in the world. Okay fine, maybe it’s the second worst.”

“As surgeons, there are so many things we have to know. We have to know we have what it takes, we have to know how to take care of our patients, and how to take care of each other. Eventually, we even have to figure out how to take care of ourselves. As surgeons, we have to be in the know. But, as human beings, sometimes it’s better to stay in the dark, because in the dark there may be fear, but there’s also hope.”

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