“Recognize the false voices from what is truth.
There are always going to be people who say you can’t
or you are crazy for trying –
but a lot of great things come out of the crazy ideas in life.”
– Pam Low
I have been working on my PhD in Clinical Psychology for what seems like forever. When reading part of your book, I was reminded of how many times I was told I couldn’t do something or I wasn’t smart enough and to be content with where I was in life. In fact, before he died, my father told my sister and me that we were crazy for wanting to get our doctorates. He told us, “The other side of the family are the doctors, we are farmers,” and there was no purpose he could see in our getting more education. Well, if I am part of the “farmer” side of the family, all I can say is that I will starve because I do not do well with plants. It is amazing though when I am struggling with a difficult case or trying to find a dissertation committee, that voice – his voice – comes back to me.
My epiphany is recognizing the false voices from what is truth. There are always going to be people who say you can’t or you are crazy for trying – but, you know, a lot of great things come out of the crazy ideas in life.
-Pam Low, Georgetown, TX