Annoying Condition

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Checking in again with Tad and Buster, two drovers of the old school whose exploits we occasionally visit in these pages, we find Tad consulting the one and only psychologist in the county.

Sitting in the waiting room he is much agitated. Finally his turn arrives.

"Doctor," he begins, "As any man in my line of work, I spend some ponderous hours alone on the trail. Lately I've begun talking to myself. I have to tell you, Doc, it's mighty annoying."

"Don't worry about that," says the good doctor. "Many people do that same thing."

"Yup," responds Tad, "but you don't know how confounded ignorant I am ..."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"I am actually not at all a man of science, not an observer, not an experimenter, not a thinker. I am by temperament nothing but a conquistador—an adventurer, if you want it translated—with all the curiosity, daring, and tenacity characteristic of a man of this sort.

- Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist