Lee Salk, the well-known psychologist, says that his job is to help people discover the power and the wisdom to resolve the problems that are disturbing their peace of soul. He uses the example of his own mother to illustrate:
As a young girl in Russia, mother was driven from her home by Cossacks who burned the entire village to the ground. She fled for her life, hiding in hay wagons and huddling in ditches. Eventually, she crossed the sea to America, crowded in a ship’s hold. She was about 12 years old when she arrived in New York City in 1901, and immediately went to work 16 hours a day in a sweatshop. She tried to go to school at night — but kept falling asleep over her books. Even after she married and her three sons were born, there were still hard times. But my mother urged us to think about what we had, not what we didn’t have. She taught us…
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