“When I was fourteen, my father was stationed in Japan. I went rock-climbing with this kid from school. He fell, got injured and I had to bring him to the hospital. We came in through the wrong entrance, passed this guy in the hall. It was a janitor. Friend came down with an infection and doctors didn’t know what to do. So they brought in… the janitor.
He was a doctor and a buraku; one of Japan’s untouchables. His ancestors had been slaughterers, gravediggers… and this guy knew that he wasn’t accepted by the staff, didn’t even try. Didn’t dress well, didn’t pretend to be one of them.
The people around that place, they didn’t think that he had anything they wanted, except when they needed him. Because he was right; which meant that nothing else mattered… they had to listen to him.”
-House, on why he became a Doctor, in Son of a Coma Guy