Medicine: Man with a Will

The night before his first (1926) voyage from Vienna to the U.S., "the legitimate father of the inferiority complex," as Alfred Adler once described himself, dreamed that he was "on a ship traveling to an unknown destination with all that he had acquired in the way of treasures during his lifetime. A collision took place and the boat sank; everything he possessed was lost; but he himself, after a long struggle, succeeded in reaching shore."

In terms of Adlerian psychology, this dream revealed both pessimism and courage. It was also a pretty accurate...