Yesterday Jimbo was asked a ‘Dear Thelma’ question via sms:
“My best fren s ex whom happens to be malay, dun care much bout his health. He is only concerned with the present life, does not worry bout tomo, is brand conscious and likes everything expensive and affluent, a money boy parasite kinda way. Probably has a current cd4 of zero with a co infection of tb. How do you make patients like this care more bout their health and take their life seriously and not drag everyone around them to hell with them?”
Thelma (Jimbo) answered:
“For this type of people, I bid adieu and move on”.
Through the years, Jimbo has learned that one cannot change another human being’s attitude or behaviour unless the person him/herself wants to change. Conversely, one cannot treat a person with HIV successfully unless the person wants to be treated; and so, for these type of people, Jimbo just moves on.
What about you? Would you do things differently?
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