kwais wrote: bk1 wrote:
Okay I will quote the part that is most problematic:
Tiger dad wrote:Even if you graduate from a 20-100 law school with some debt and don't get your dream big-law job right away, do what you love ( or at least like), be determined and resilient, try to find some balance and things will work out for you in the end.
And yes, I do think that spending 3 years of your life at SCU for a less than 1 in 4 chance at full time legal employment, even with 0 debt, is probably a bad idea financially. Would I advise somebody to take it? Sure if they really really wanted to be a lawyer and that was their bast chance they could possibly get. But I find it highly suspect that someone could get that as their best offer, not to mention that most of these schools have scholarship stipulations and almost none of them offer stipends to cover CoL.
Maybe him and I differ from the definition of what "working out in the end" is.
Clearly you do differ. Things working out in the end could either mean "enjoying your job, having healthy kids, having hobbies, having strong relationships" or "being guaranteed a legal job within 4 hours of graduation" . Granted Tiger Dad makes bank, but I do believe he was leaning towards definition A while you are firmly tied to definition B.
uh not to take you guys off track from your already off track trajectory, lol but do kwais and supporters actually believe when Tiger Dad said "everything will work out" he meant family, personal satisfication, etc.? I mean, maybe he did, and i personally define that as a big part of working out, but if that IS what he meant, he went about it in a very disingenuous way. He preceded "everything will work out" with a story about how he was unemployed in his 20s, made some bad decisions, and is now making over $1M a yr as a Fortune 200 exec (granted in a job he loves, but ppl tend to love jobs they are good at). Seriously?
His story is nice, and they happen, but I have to agree with Patriot almost on every post he's made in this thread. For most people, things do NOT work out when you make bad decisions. Sometimes they still do, but they tend not to -- isn't that basic human logic? Even if you love doing law, most ppl on TLS are not old enough to actually know if they will love the law (just the idea of it) OR love it enough in the face of harsh realities.
I'm not saying tiger dad's post was bad -- it's inspirational, that's nice -- but i personally would recommend keeping it in perspective. People will end up misinterpreting his msg as "oh let me just do what i think i love now and it will all work out [followed by bad decision]" because PEOPLE MAKE BAD DECISIONS, esp. in their 20s. And for most it will not work out; hell, what you love will probably change in a few years.
The mentality just rubs against me because it goes against how i've lived my life -- I challenge myself but i dont think i can do everything. It works for me; the other mentality of "shoot for the stars" is nice too, and some need to have it so we can have the Bill Gates or whatever of the world, but the cold fact is most people like that will not succeed. I could easily match tiger dad's anecdote with 10 or more anecdotes of ppl who made bad decisions in their 20s and it did NOT work out (in any way, shape or form).