I've already shown gratitude multiple times and the only times I've been "snippy" was when I was responding to specific posters.
Perhaps my rather sarcastic way of writting is throwing you off. Be assured I appreciate the input.
Anyway, the overall attitude of the thread, perhaps indicative of the attitude of the field in general, is that paper credentials matter more than I would have hoped. It isn't a particularly good way to set up the system, in my opinion, as it reduces it to nothing but a game. Grades mean little..this coming from a person who for the first 19 years of his life would literally cry whenever he got a B. I've changed a bit, learnt to take life a bit easier, learnt to not fall into vicious cycles where my self worth is defined externally. The sad thing is, I know my self worth is abundant, I just want to use it in a productive way.
The path to a Pssychology PhD would be long and binding. The length of it isn't an issue, really, the commitment though, would be. My task now is to improve my position, while simultaneously not limiting it to just a psychhology PhD all the while remembering that none of that actually matters, my happiness is paramount.
Hmm, tough task, but if I escaped my past, it should be cake. Speaking of which, I think imma go have some now..