I am the first to admit it. I don’t like going to either the doctor or the dentist. It makes me uncomfortable when someone stares into my ears, up my nose, or into my mouth. I don’t like being poked, prodded, and told to “turn your head and cough.”
However, I do recognize the value of catching problems early in their lifecycle. I know far too many people who waited to see a healthcare professional only to find out that their nagging pain in the stomach was a very serious matter. So, despite my discomfort with blood pressure cuffs and tongue depressors, I understand and appreciate preventive medicine. It’s much better to suffer minor discomfort now than deal with a life altering issue after it’s too late.
My latest article for No Jitter discusses how you should apply the same principles of health to your communications system as you do to your body.