Innocence revisited

Lessons learned from losing innocence

John Scott



As Professor Sir John Scott’s innocence evaporated, he learned that the way he related his own moral code and philosophical framework to interactions with people was just as important as his clinical skills.

Article Extract

Adjusting standards

I grew up in an inner suburb of Auckland during the years of the Great Depression. My first clear memory of sound relates to shuffling. This sound was made by the sugar or potato sacking ‘shoes’ worn by the steady procession of men who came to our door asking for odd jobs or directly begging for money.