Daily Impulse

Erin Myers

I don’t want to be a hero

I don’t want to be a doctor right now. I am having serious regrets about going to medical school. I want so badly to be one of those healthcare providers proudly displaying images (or their illustrated equivalent) donning superhero attire with PPE overtop like those dominating my Facebook feed. But honestly, right now I cringe every single time I hear someone refer to healthcare providers as heroes.  Not to say in the current situation medical providers are not performing heroic duties, that is undeniable. My discomfort comes from a deep-seated fear that by adopting the persona of heroes we are

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