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Similarities between Poop N Money (From Your Friendly Neighborhood GI Doc)

Latifat Akintade, MD tells us what poop and money have in common. You can learn how to master both and once you do, you stress out just a little less.

October 19, 2021

Similarities between poop n money ( From your friendly neighborhood GI Doc).

 

I was on my friend Kelly Casperson’s podcast a while ago. She’s the host of You Are Not Broken. we talked about sex and money being one of the two main taboos. Today I’m adding one more taboo.

 

Poop.

 

As a GI doc, this one is also dear to my heart.

 

What does poop and money have in common?

 

    • People think about them but hush hush about it.
    • The definition of normal is variable for each person. Stop comparing with others. I get that your spouse makes it look easy and that gives your gut envy. When it comes to money, we all have our own capacity to earn that varies from one person to another. Let’s stop comparing to others. It brews dissatisfaction.
    • Talking about poop is something that many folks find shameful because we live in society that has taught us that. Talking about money as women is also something that our society has defined as unacceptable. We are changing that.

 

 

Talking about poop is something that many folks find shameful because we live in society that has taught us that. Talking about money as women is also something that our society has defined as unacceptable. We are changing that. Click To Tweet

 

    • When I talk to patients about poop, they tend to be shy initially but once you get the ball rolling, the enthusiasm starts to show. Just like money, when I teach women Physicians the missing money curriculum, they start to own their ability to know it, have it and own it and magic starts to happen. It’s a beauty to see.
    • Men averagely spend more time in the bathroom. Men make more than women averagely even when controlled for every variable you can think of. Sexism is a big issue. The disparities is strong.
    • Constipation sucks and do does diarrhea. Hoarding money sucks and so does having no control.

 

You can learn how to master both and once you do, you stress out just a little less.

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