Who are you?

There are two problems in psychiatry:

They don’t know what normal is.

They don’t know who you are.

When I was 14 a teacher told me I reminded him of Wim Duisenberg at that age. I soon after thought: “I want to be the Einstein of psychology.”.

A couple years later I went to a counselor and after one sentence she decided I should go study computer science.

After I quit computer science halfway through I was offered a paid-for career test by the school I had just quit.

The result: psychology.

But I didn’t like university, so I went on to study business adminstration. After an incident with a stalker I ended up in psychiatry and again: they didn’t know who I was. It was 1999 at the time and it was impossible to explain. I hardly even knew who I was myself.

So now I will try to think of a solution to the problem: Who are you?

© Koos Swart 2013