Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Four Psychologists at the Gates of Hell: A Fable for Our Time

This is a story of four siblings with improbable names: Safe, Legal, Ethical and Effective. Just as improbably, they all grew up to become psychologists, each with a different area of professional focus. Over many years of independent practice, the four gained considerable recognition for their expertise. Eventually, they joined together to form a high-profile, all-in-one firm in which each sibling's specialized contributions complemented the others'.

Brother Safe was an expert on risk. Nothing was more important to him than protecting his clients from harm. His siblings speculated that this passion was due to his having been a small, insecure and fearful child, always lacking in confidence compared to his peers.