Getting Discouraged

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Patriot1208
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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:41 pm

naterj wrote:
kwais wrote:Uninformed absolutist remark indicative of a cowardly 22 year old...retake...ITE...ITE...anything below Columbia is like suicide...I'm a DBag....(waiting to be backed up by my butt buddies)...more shit I don't have a clue about.
How am I doing?

Your continued homophobia on this site needs to stop. Hurl whatever insults you like but you cross a serious line when it turns sexist, racial, homophobic, etc.


this, although, sexism is ok. I mean, as we all know, the only people who care about sexism are ugly and/or fat chicks. And no one cares about ugly and/or fat chicks.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby mrmangs » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:44 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:On a semi serious note, being blunt and honest are generally good attributes. People who encourage others to beat around the bush, lie, and mislead for the sake of someones feelings are usually just doing them a disservice.


Do you tell fat girls that they look fat?


I don't talk to them about their weight.


TBF, he didn't say brutal honesty was a categorical imperative.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:45 pm

kwais wrote:don't worry OP, most of the people on this site are months away from the truth, that being a bad person only gets you far on the internet. They will be just as lonely in law school as they were in HS. The only difference is that they won't have the other dozen or so Dbags that they are conected to the hip with on TLS. In the real world these people get exposed fast.



Honestly, from what I've seen from my classmates who've been successful in the job search, and attorneys I know, it takes a certain level of what some call douchiness, cockiness, smugness, and just plain assholish behavior to succeed. That doesn't mean you're "generally a bad person," but every single person I've personally seen that's had resounding success in the job hunt or in the practice of law has been described with one of those terms by at least one person.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:46 pm

mrmangs wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:On a semi serious note, being blunt and honest are generally good attributes. People who encourage others to beat around the bush, lie, and mislead for the sake of someones feelings are usually just doing them a disservice.


Do you tell fat girls that they look fat?


I don't talk to them about their weight.


TBF, he didn't say brutal honesty was a categorical imperative.


No one takes Kant seriously anyways.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
kwais wrote:don't worry OP, most of the people on this site are months away from the truth, that being a bad person only gets you far on the internet. They will be just as lonely in law school as they were in HS. The only difference is that they won't have the other dozen or so Dbags that they are conected to the hip with on TLS. In the real world these people get exposed fast.



Honestly, from what I've seen from my classmates who've been successful in the job search, and attorneys I know, it takes a certain level of what some call douchiness, cockiness, smugness, and just plain assholish behavior to succeed. That doesn't mean you're "generally a bad person," but every single person I've personally seen that's had resounding success in the job hunt or in the practice of law has been described with one of those terms by at least one person.


this is uniformly true across a lot of industries. The meek, shy, and overly nice aren't the ones who (generally) are the most succesful.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
kwais wrote:don't worry OP, most of the people on this site are months away from the truth, that being a bad person only gets you far on the internet. They will be just as lonely in law school as they were in HS. The only difference is that they won't have the other dozen or so Dbags that they are conected to the hip with on TLS. In the real world these people get exposed fast.



Honestly, from what I've seen from my classmates who've been successful in the job search, and attorneys I know, it takes a certain level of what some call douchiness, cockiness, smugness, and just plain assholish behavior to succeed. That doesn't mean you're "generally a bad person," but every single person I've personally seen that's had resounding success in the job hunt or in the practice of law has been described with one of those terms by at least one person.


holy crap, i might be behind on the curve! quick, call me one of those things now so i get the 'bump'

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby mrmangs » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:47 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Do you tell fat girls that they look fat?


I don't talk to them about their weight.


TBF, he didn't say brutal honesty was a categorical imperative.


No one takes Kant seriously anyways.


Are you fat?

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:48 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
kwais wrote:don't worry OP, most of the people on this site are months away from the truth, that being a bad person only gets you far on the internet. They will be just as lonely in law school as they were in HS. The only difference is that they won't have the other dozen or so Dbags that they are conected to the hip with on TLS. In the real world these people get exposed fast.



Honestly, from what I've seen from my classmates who've been successful in the job search, and attorneys I know, it takes a certain level of what some call douchiness, cockiness, smugness, and just plain assholish behavior to succeed. That doesn't mean you're "generally a bad person," but every single person I've personally seen that's had resounding success in the job hunt or in the practice of law has been described with one of those terms by at least one person.


this is uniformly true across a lot of industries. The meek, shy, and overly nice aren't the ones who (generally) are the most succesful.


A lot of the douche comments come from envious people anyways.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:51 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
kwais wrote:don't worry OP, most of the people on this site are months away from the truth, that being a bad person only gets you far on the internet. They will be just as lonely in law school as they were in HS. The only difference is that they won't have the other dozen or so Dbags that they are conected to the hip with on TLS. In the real world these people get exposed fast.



Honestly, from what I've seen from my classmates who've been successful in the job search, and attorneys I know, it takes a certain level of what some call douchiness, cockiness, smugness, and just plain assholish behavior to succeed. That doesn't mean you're "generally a bad person," but every single person I've personally seen that's had resounding success in the job hunt or in the practice of law has been described with one of those terms by at least one person.


this is uniformly true across a lot of industries. The meek, shy, and overly nice aren't the ones who (generally) are the most succesful.


A lot of the douche comments come from envious people anyways.


Exactly, some are really just threatened by the fact that xyz person looks or sounds more confident than themselves. Again though, that doesn't mean being a generally bad person. There are definitely some people who are just over the top douches, but, like I said before, every successful classmate of mine or lawyer I know has been described using one of those terms by someone.
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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:52 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:A lot of the douche comments come from envious people anyways.

Keep trying to convince yourself of that.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby beachbum » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:53 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
kwais wrote:don't worry OP, most of the people on this site are months away from the truth, that being a bad person only gets you far on the internet. They will be just as lonely in law school as they were in HS. The only difference is that they won't have the other dozen or so Dbags that they are conected to the hip with on TLS. In the real world these people get exposed fast.



Honestly, from what I've seen from my classmates who've been successful in the job search, and attorneys I know, it takes a certain level of what some call douchiness, cockiness, smugness, and just plain assholish behavior to succeed. That doesn't mean you're "generally a bad person," but every single person I've personally seen that's had resounding success in the job hunt or in the practice of law has been described with one of those terms by at least one person.


this is uniformly true across a lot of industries. The meek, shy, and overly nice aren't the ones who (generally) are the most succesful.


+5.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby txadv11 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:54 pm

Damn, I had all kinds of sarcastic memes ready to go and meme-generator went offline...

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Pleasye » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:54 pm

*sigh* this got boring quick. Troll feeding fail.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby ahduth » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:56 pm

LSpleaseee wrote:*sigh* this got boring quick. Troll feeding fail.


Agreed. New game:

Whose alt was that?

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby Marionberry » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:57 pm

Yeah, it could have been better but this troll lacks dedication.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby RicketyCricket » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:49 pm

Marmaduke8 wrote:Are you guys really the anal retentive, petty, witless cretins that you sound like on this website? Are there a load of readers who never post that are actually solid people?


If you don't want to deal with people who are anal retentive and petty, maybe you don't want to be a lawyer.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby darkgreenfruit » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:23 pm

TLS discourages me because it reminds me of all the people who did better on the LSAT than I did.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby thegor1987 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:27 pm

man if you think TLS is bad. Spend a couple of hours on JD Underground. Holy Christ!

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby lshamlet » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:37 pm

I wonder if the studentdoctor.net forums are this bad. It's hard to imagine a more neurotic, dogmatic bunch than TLSers/law students in general.

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Re: Getting Discouraged

Postby whitman » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:24 pm

Marmaduke8 wrote:So, I recently got into a T10 school. I'm happy about that, or at least I thought I would be.

But I'm getting discouraged. Not about job prospects, not about debt. I know I want to be a lawyer. I'm discouraged by what I read on TLS. Specifically, I'm discouraged to think that I will be spending three years with you douchebags.

I think you guys are probably nice, harmless people. But who the hell sits down and makes line graphs of the decision dates at a law school? Who the hell gets on the internet to plug a STRANGER'S numbers into law school predictor for them? SO many of the things said on this site land somewhere between pointless, idiotic, and redundant. Originality is the diamond in the rough.

I've been reading these forums for several months, and yes, they have helped me with the application process. But that's not the same as wanting to spend time with the people that created them.

My question is this: Are you guys really the anal retentive, petty, witless cretins that you sound like on this website? Are there a load of readers who never post that are actually solid people?

Discuss.


OP, you're right about the snarkiness and elitism (I'm not a frequent poster but have been guilty of that nevertheless). But, seriously, the bolded is ironic. Not only are you using a huge cliche to bemoan the lack of originality on this site, but you're also using the cliche incorrectly. Nice!




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