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  •  I think you should read that diary again (1+ / 0-)
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    lostinamerica

    a little more carefully, read the comments, then reassess how you are understanding the point of view presented by the diarist. She has conflicting feelings about how it happened, and about the motivation of the counselor.

    I, too, have experienced school counselors who did more harm than good. And some teachers. And principals. And police. And politicians. And doctors. Ad nauseum.

    Every profession has incompetents and people who have negative impacts through their jobs. It's a fact of life. But to say you gauge it at 50/50 is ridiculous. Based on what evidence? I think it's a little more random and a little less drastic than that.

    One thing people who do not work in Public Service can't truly understand is how dealing with human beings as a job can make you jaded. Police see the lowest, most depraved and senseless acts and it makes them question society and peoples motivations. ER doctors see people coming in trying to scam drugs because they are addicted and live in a society that won't deal with addiction in a humane fashion. It makes them question everyones pain, everyones motivation. Teachers and school workers deal with parents who won't take responsibility for their kids, who set their kid up for failure or who pamper and spoil their kids until they are ruined. It makes them frustrated that they can not simply tell kids, and parents especially, the cold hard truth for a much needed dose of reality.

    So, counselors who suck can fuck off for sure, but that's not all of them, and not near 50% either. You can not substitute your experience and anecdotal third-hand evidence for objective reality. We are supposed to be fighting against that kind of logic here on DK, not perpetuating it.

    The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

    by bastrop on Wed May 01, 2013 at 12:11:12 PM PDT

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