56% done with A Country Doctor’s Notebook

It would be easy to laugh at the simple peasants in theses stories as backwards and ignorant because of their reluctance to embrace the advice of even a respected doctor. However, Bulgakov, I believe, is making a bigger point about all people and how reluctant we all are to progress despite excellent evidence contrary.

Some people can be reached, many more cannot. This is not a new dilemma, it is human nature.