Sunday, October 3, 2010


I had to share a quick bit from this book I am reading. The book is the life story of Jack H. Lucas, who lied about his age to join the Marines and earned the Medal of Honor after jumping on two hand grenades to save his 4 man squad while fighting on Iwo Jima.

He lived through his experiences on Iwo and the grenades and the subsequent hospital experiences.

After a few years, he was having a difficult time adjusting and was haunted by dreams of combat. So, he decided to go to counseling sessions.

He abruptly ended the sessions when his psychiatrist committed suicide. At that point, he figured that he might be better off figuring out things on his own.

While I have recommended counseling to people in the past and think it can help, if your counselor is more despondent than you, or if he begins to talk about ending it all, you might be better off on your own.

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