To be a good surgeon, you have to think like a surgeon. Emotions are messy. Tuck them neatly away and step into a clean sterile room where the procedure is simple. Cut, suture and close. But sometimes, you are faced with a cut that won't heal. A cut that rips its stiches wide open.
They say, practice makes perfect. Theory is, the more you think like a surgeon, the more you become one. The better you get at remaining neutral. Clinical. Cut, suture, close. And the harder it becomes to turn it off.
To stop thinking like a surgeon, and remember what it means to think like a human being.