A. Nony Mouse wrote:Black Hat, there are plenty of people on this site who do genuinely want to be PDs and are going to school to be PDs. There are plenty of people who spend their career as PDs. There are also lots of people who start in biglaw at $160K but leave after a few years because the lifestyle is incompatible with - guess what - having a family.
That's great that you have your priorities clear and there's nothing wrong with them, but don't project them onto other people. Doing so makes you sound like a jackass.
I am not trying to project my opinion onto anyone, and I truly apologize if that is what it seems like. However, I am simply speaking in generalities. I certainly dont speak for everyone and I never claimed to be doing so.
But saying that money is a significant motivator in pretty much everyone's lives is not projection, as you say, it is a cold hard reality. Contending anything else is a moral fallacy.