I almost never thought about beating the odds. Although without realizing it, I was actually beating them every day. But when I looked back at my childhood and wrote about it in my Memoir “Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making of A Psychiatrist”, and when I looked at the studies of kids like me, I had to acknowledge the elephant in the room. How is it that I was where I was? What had happened? How on earth (or elsewhere) did I beat those odds?
Learn tips and more about beating the odds in my article on “Beating the Odds” in Psychology Today.