Over the last year I have been following Cesar Mellan ‘The Dog Whisperer’, reading both of his 2 books and watching his show on the National Geographic channel.
Then something struck me, oh how the obvious is so hard to see. When Cesar has what he calls an ‘unbalalnced’ dog, a much better label than ‘sick’ or ‘neurotic’ or ‘psychotic’ or any of the many pejorative labels we put on people, he puts them in a pack of about 40 ‘balanaced’ dogs so the ‘unbalanced’ one can learn the social and other skills it needs.
However, with people, what’s called Group Therapy, we put 1 ‘unbalanced’ person in with a dozen or so other ‘unbalanced’ people*.
How then could they possibly learn the skills they need?
* Oh, and also 1 so-called ‘balanced’ leader!