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Dottoré!

Mightier Than The Sword

"What am I supposed to do with this, Dottoré?"

Photo of a Greek statue looking down

Half full, half empty

Mariateresa Fichele

I have a patient who’s in great distress because of a physical peculiarity of his.

"Gennaro, did you know that in Ancient Greece, heroes, kings and all important men were said to have a small penis? Greeks associated small penises with moderation, one of the indispensable qualities of manhood — and therefore of a warrior. In contrast, a large penis symbolized the inability to manage impulses and act with intelligence and decisiveness. Actually, elderly men were often depicted as having large penises."

"What am I supposed to do with this, Dottoré?"

"Well, based on what I’ve just told you, you should try to see the glass half full."

"Dottoré, I wish I could see it your way. But for me the glass, Greek and ancient as it may be, remains half empty…”



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