ISTAND wrote:You're extremely arrogant and condescending. If a below average applicant wants to give it a shot who are YOU to discourage them? What a lawyer you'd be. To the OP don't pay attention to this fool I wish you all the luck. Too bad there's no test for character atresia bec you'd FAIL. I've been on this site a short while and frankly am sick of all the arrogant people. Same goes for patriot1208 - maybe YOU lack soft factors, or at least part of your brain. Shaggier1 too etc.
First of all, I do not mean to come across as "arrogant and condescending" - I am just trying to offer the best advice that I can.
To answer your question, Who am I to discourage someone? Well, if they ask for opinions - which was the purpose of this thread, to solicit opinions from TLS posters - am I supposed to refrain because I may discourage someone who reads? I don't think so. If someone isn't willing to accept a negative answer, then maybe he or she shouldn't ask the question.
Also, you really don't know anything about my character. It's ironic that you make call me condescending and arrogant when, in fact, your post displays both of those qualities: your attitude to my responses is condescending and you arrogantly attack my person. It's also arrogant to think you can deduce one's character from an message board post when it's incredibly difficult to judge one's true character in real life.
I only respond to this just in case someone comes across this thread and wants real advice. OP and anyone else who reads this - do what you want. I believe in only offering my opinion when it is solicited (as it was in this thread). Admittedly, I am not an optimist, but I do believe hard work and perseverance produces results. Just because I don't acquiesce to blind optimistic notions and don't believe in throwing away money doesn't mean I, or posters like me, would fail a "test for character."