What is it about psychology that excites and inspires a minority, while leaving most to shake their heads in disbelief?
As psychology’s psycho-babble has tightened its grip on society over the last 50 years (courtesy of government funding), it is indisputable that mental illness is not only rising, it has become rampant.
About 23 years ago, my house was burgled and I had to chase the intruder out of the house. I rang the police and reported it. Did I receive a follow up? I never heard from anyone – not a peep. Except – a few days later I received a phone call from a police psychologist – in case ‘you need to talk about it’. I told her to f&#^ off and that was the end of the strivings of the ‘thin blue line’. They are almost as useless as psychologists.
But psychology (and psychiatry) are worse than useless, they seem to be major contributors to the problem. The more of them there are, the madder our society becomes. How can that be? Well, I have a personal opinion to chuck into the witches’ mumbo-jumbo cauldron.
Back in the 1970s, I lived with a psychology major. She didn’t take it too seriously (her studies or the relationship), but did offer an opinion on those who had studied alongside her. “They were all (she hesitated with the phraseology) a little odd in some way (she had bedded some of them – well, it was the ‘70s)”. She continued: “I have often wondered whether the people that are attracted to psychology are just people who are so screwed up that they are looking to understand themselves, rather than others.”
I have kept her illumination in mind all these subsequent decades. It holds true with every student of psychology, or practicing psychologist, that I have since come across. And boy, there is no shortage.
Psychology students and practitioners range from slightly batty to stark-staring bonkers. Mind you, the former can be quite endearing, but if you are having a problem, they are the last person that you should go to in order to discuss it.
Your local barman is saner, not to mention more experienced in deep thinking.