When I told my Guidance Counselor I was considering Law School she gave me a sheet which listed reasons not to go to law school, like:
- I'm a liberal arts major, and I don't know what else to do with my degree.
- My parents want me to go.
- I like to argue/debate.
- I want to change the world.
- I did well on the LSAT, so why not?
- I want to make a lot of money.
The sick thing is a part of me knew back then it was a mistake. But I didn't know what else to do, and my parents seemed so proud I wanted to go. I thought I would grow into law school like a pair of shoes your mom got you when you were 6 that was 1/2 a size too big.
Now I realize I don't really like to debate that much, and law really has nothing to do with debate; very few people actually change the world; and I'm probably not going to make a lot of money. I did do very well on my LSAT, a pointless test that has nothing to do with success in law school or life, I suppose I have that going for me.