fats provolone wrote:banjo wrote:What's so bad about turning your life into a series of arbitrary goals? Competition and mastery are rewarding in and of themselves. Olympic swimmers devote years of their lives to swimming a fraction of a second faster. After a certain point, it's not love of swimming that pushes them--it's pure competitive spirit. It's the same spirit that drives professional Street Fighter players, world-class musicians, and spelling bee winners. Law is actually a perfect profession for people who strive purely for the sake of winning at something.
are you a law student
I'm a 2L.
My point is that people devote thousands of hours to "pointless" activities like Tetris and swimming faster. Their motivation is purely being better at something than they were before.