Originally posted by Aragorn
So true, so sad ... I think we are conditioned in the human family to part ways with our nuclear clan, it is probably genetically driven what with a need for an infusion of 'new' blood, a.k.a. genes. I resolved those issues while my father was still alive and made a clean break, for the most part, perhaps one can never split completely. I was motivated to make this post because last night I had a dream that I was speaking with my dad telling him that he had made a mistake convincing me at a very young age that there was no future in psychology. He was one of those 'old school' folk that believed that psychology was a scam and not worth pursuing. Not coincidentally in the same time frame my older, perhaps psychopathic brother was going through counseling, I believe he was about 13 years of age, due to serious brushes with the law. Psychopathic level brushes by way of burglary, armed confrontation with law enforcement, etc. My brother maintained that it was 'his' friends that were violent not he and, of course, just the opposite was true, he was the ringleader. His end treatment was to be sent to a 'controlled school environment' for jacked up chillins'. He broke the law while there and as further punishment he was sent to a 'military school' for disciplinary purposes. Sound psychological practice there, send a budding psychopath for military training. He went into business after being ejected from the military school and was very successful until he was nailed by the IRS for dodging taxes. He fooled around for a few years in different business disciplines, made a good share of money and then gave it up to pursue his true love, wearing a badge and a gun and harassing the human population.
I never should have been a software engineer as I've never had any passion for it, I always wanted to be an academic specializing in psychology and sociology.