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What is it about a degree that makes a person more trustworthy?

I was watching this movie "Mumford" which is about a guy who comes to town and practices psychology.....only he isn't an actual psychologist. All his stuff is fabricated, and he didn't even major in it in college. He's running from the life he left behind, see. And this is where he's at. Lots of people come to him, and he seems to be helping. But when the truth comes out, everyone seems to get in an uproar about him knowing all this personal stuff when he wasn't even a real doctor.

What I don't understand is, why do they suddenly feel violated? Is having a degree like this big indicator of someone that can be trusted or something? I don't think anyone really learns to be a successful psychologist by taking classes in school. You have to have the soul of a helpful and insightful person first. What you do with that is up to you.

Why is someone less trustworthy because they are lacking something that is all official? This goes back, in part, to the stuff I was saying before about a degree making all the difference in the world. If you know stuff, then that is what should matter. Not where or how you learned it, or which organization gave you a piece of paper thanking you for all your money, er, time, er, dedication.

While I'm at it, what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?
5 pity screws or Do me
cleanlikegod From: cleanlikegod Date: May 24th, 2001 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
simple- psychiatrists can prescribe happy pills
I love that movie btw

lots of love
From: ex_sparkless506 Date: May 24th, 2001 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

...la la la la la...

hey...you don't know me...but i was reading jessicka's journal and she said it was your birthday. so happy birthday! =) ...sorry, i'm a wierd girl wishing complete strangers happy birhday. but that's okay. hope it was nice.
~*Love Always and Forever, Lindsay*~
suffocated From: suffocated Date: May 24th, 2001 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ...la la la la la...

well i appreciate the thought anyway. thanks :)
suffocated From: suffocated Date: May 24th, 2001 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's weird, i didn't recognize it at first, but then there was the scene where Doc says "No, the fake kind" to the mother and that sounded so familiar. hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

i like finding movies i haven't heard of through big promotional tools that are actually really good, like "Music From Another Room". that movie ruled. and i never heard of it before.
cleanlikegod From: cleanlikegod Date: May 25th, 2001 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that movie, too! I probably never would
have watched it, but my friend Lacy is a big
movie addict and recommended it to me.
I'd never even heard of it before.

Lots of Love,
5 pity screws or Do me