Very notably, with no exceptions that I know of, his experiences in the apparently divergent fields of clinical, social, and newsstand psychology had been costly for him, as though the places where he was examined had been uniformly alive with either highly contagious traumas or just plain old-fashioned germs.
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The two paths diverge here
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.