bananapeanutbutter wrote:timbs4339 wrote:bananapeanutbutter wrote:There are no normal people at these schools. Normal people know their shortcomings, and take rational bets. For all the flaws you might say people at top law schools have, imagine those without the analytical or logic skills that they also have. These are these schools. NYLS is conveniently located next to a salvation army so you will have your interview clothing close by.
Actually it's quite the opposite. Might want read some psychology from the last 40 years, starting with Kahneman and Tversky. Or you can go through life thinking we're living in an Econ 101 class
We might interpret normal differently. I meant what the ideal is, as measured by what facilitates the best results for people, not what most people are. Although special snowflake syndrome might accompany most people in their early 20s, I think this refusal to analyze objective data is an epidemic. I'm aware that depressed people are more likely to consider actual evidence, and not openly expect they're the special exception. However, these people are likely just special snowflakes who are depressed, and once their depression goes away would be just as dumb. There are a minority of rational people. They tend to be either at top law schools, or don't go to law schools.
But OP's comment rubbed me the wrong way. It seemed to imply that if you don't agree with their very weak decision, and that despite the data people who are against going to TTTT's are not "normal". This implies defining normal as agreeing with OP's weak decision making. The thought process one needs to take this approach is just so out of touch with reality it is shocking. I do not understand how one can know that only 50% of grads will ever work as lawyers, that ~90% from top schools will work as lawyers yet think going to a TTTT will work out just fine. I also don't understand why going to law school is a "treat" or something someone just has to do.
You're talking about the "reasonable man" type definition that we use in the law, which is really a fiction that is designed to make resolving claims easier.
Depressed people would actually be more likely to consider the data, or to interpret it as "I'll be in that group who doesn't get a job". "Optimism bias" is one of the cliches I see on this site all the time.
People also have a startling capacity for self-delusion, as evidenced by the folks who come on here and lie about maxing retakes, having no debt, or have jobs lined up. It's like asking about whether to buy a car that blows up when you start it, but just assume the car won't blow up.