Yeah it sucks. You make it sound as if you went bat shit crazy for a period. For the love of God DO NOT make yourself sound crazy. You say your over it but what's to keep you from becoming emotionally unstable the next time something in your life falls apart? I don't believe any sane person can be "over it" after going through that kind of shit. Not sure if your brother is a half brother as a result of an affair or if he was adopted. In addition, I'm not really sure if your dad got killed by the plane or not. OH and what's this shit about being an orphan and not knowing one's past? Sounds like you had roots and know your past. The next mention of being an orphan is after the plane hit your apartment but by then you were an adult so by definition not an orphan.
-Exactly. You don't think any sane person can be "over it" after going through that kind of shit. Yet, I am functioning, working at a prestigious places, and graduated from a top university. I even led groups while at the universtiy. The point is that where most people would have faltered, I kept going. I overcame the adversity that few people could do. So it's good you think what you think, cause it shows just how far I have come.
-There is nothing in there about going bat shit crazy. It's hard to focus on work when you are as depressed as I was.
-Your part about being an orphan kinda shows you dont get it. With not roots, stability, or past, it is hard for someone in undergrad to be able to cognizant of what may be putting them in a different direction that anyone else. Like, I said in the opening statement it has taken years look back and realize I was rootless and floating around.