Alan Loy McGinnis Quotes
“We therapists hear many stories of how people have been victimized, how they've had a succession of bad breaks and are product of 'dysfunctional' homes. On good days I'm sympathetic and try to hear them out, to encourage catharsis for their pain, then gradually lead them into problem-solving mode.
But some days I mutter to myself, that if another patient comes in the door and says one word about being the product of a dysfunctional family, I'm going to stand up and do something dysfunctional to them.
ALL families are dysfunctional at times. And the biography is filled with stories of people who overcome the most miserable environments.”
“The best transactions in families or between friends occur on the fly. They come as stochastic shocks, or serendipities.
People often step out onto our path as we are hurrying to a meeting or intent on finishing a project, and it usually turns out that the meeting or the project was inconsequential compared to the chance to get closer to someone we cared for.”
Alan Loy McGinnis
- Date of birth: November 10, 1933
- Died: January 09, 2005
- Born: in The United States.
- Description: Alan Loy McGinnis was an author, Christian psychotherapist, and founder and director of the Valley Counseling Center in Glendale, California, United States. Today there are over 3 million copies of his books in print. Wikipedia