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Traumatic childhood experiences associated with chronic health problems, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7588

Independence: Pro & Con

Independence is a paradox. It frees us to think, believe, say, and do as we wish. But it also confronts us with the dire consequences of our mistakes. What should we do? We should seek wise, caring mentors and friends, because our lives are traumatic and tragic, and we automatically need the magic of mommy, who helps us to dream, and daddy, who helps us to wean.

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 December 2014
Hugh Mann
New York, USA