"What else am I gonna do" is the logic of joining fucking Al-Qaeda which seems pretty shitty so I'd hope the answer "literally anything if you get over yourself" works. Conversely, if you dreeeeaaaaam of practicing law then you have bigger problems than whether or not you can read an LST report or alternatively maybe good luck follow your dreams. (Aside: everyone's all like "you can do anything with a law degree? Boomer logic!" and maybe it's like, yeah, dude, acting like you can do whatever you want on other people's money is boomer logic, and it looks like it worked out fine for them. If it doesn't work out then get 85%+ of the money after tax from waiting tables and fuck people and get Medicaid and sorry you don't get to move to the suburbs and raise kids I guess, let someone else fuck the world up for you instead, maybe get into smoking weed or model boats. Who cares? Their shitty kids are going to be paying for some boomer to overpay someone's nephew to design a brochure for your school while you smoke weed. Welcome to life for pretty much everyone - you're 15% poorer for knowing how you got here, but everyone else has to go to church 1 day out of the week, so who got the better deal, really? I actually have no idea if this is true or wildly irresponsible and tax bomb or something but I'm going to go with "all men labor under an illusion")
Or maybe biglaw rules and everyone should want it. I know fuck all about what makes anyone else happy. I don't actually care. I just think most things are a giant fucking lie and if people are going to go to law school they may as well save themselves the trouble of an identity crisis wondering if they actually believe the conclusory and dishonest arguments for capital they write for points on some "both sides of the issue" flame. Like, no, you're systemically fucked by a handful of very powerful people who don't actually deserve what they have, and you made a conscious choice to join the bureaucracy and treat praxis school like a cube drone conveyor belt. Don't worry about it. It's all still a giant lie. Like, don't commit malpractice or anything, but you're not wrong, capitalism is slavery.
I also think the idea of rankings is retarded obviously and LST is fine I guess but it doesn't really comprehensively address just how fucking stupid some of the general attitudes on this website about life are. Also, if you think your parents will be disappointed by you then fuck them anyway and you shouldn't let them rot your kids' brains with their striver nonsense if you breed.
Anyway my point is who cares?
@los blancos I am making all of this up as I go along. Read Arendt on why people interacting with each other constructively is a source of meaning; I'd just be a hollow and distant echo. Wondering whether making the world better for being in it should actually be a priority may feel borderline sociopathic, but the 2nd article in the OP is about the Marxist concept of alienation and it should resonate.