Always Credited wrote:JDU is as much self selected pessimism as TLS is self selected over-achievement.
sure but you have to admit that the Chicken Little syndrome that has overcome many unemployed lawyers is truly ridiculous. How do you think it will be 5, 10, 15 years from now? It's just so simplistic and myopic. OFCOURSE there will be struggle but, then again:
welcome to plant Earth amigo. If your lucky, you have about 60 to 80 years before worms start to eat at your brain. DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT. Seriously.
I wasn't aligning myself with JDU by posting that as much as I was slightly agreeing with the previous poster. I think, though, as much as we bash JDU it is equally important to keep in mind the flaws and limitations of our own forum. Look at it like this:
JDU is a good resource for some measure of the truth. TLS is also a good resource for some measure of the truth (not including LSAT related prep, for purposes of this comparison). The users of each forum are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum:
++JDU is generally composed of lawyers who either dislike their job, failed at their job, and/or believe that the vast majority of people (including you) will fail at being a successful lawyer.
++TLS is generally composed of over-achieving undergrads who are aiming for biglaw opportunities, believe they can and will achieve this opportunity, and believe that most people who make the right decisions and make them intelligently can succeed at a career in law.
The only real argument in JDU's favor is that they have "been there and done that". Although irrefutable in and of itself, this doesn't really "prove" much. The classic TLS counter argument is "lol, obviously they didn't do it too well, did they?" which, in general, is absolutely correct. For the vast majority of posters at JDU, something went wrong. Whether by fault of their own or not is really the issue we should focus on, though.
I won't launch into my diatribe here, but I feel that many posters on JDU bring failure upon themselves. Others, and I think this bears repeating, like MTaL, did not. Pay attention to the posters of the second variety only.