Oh, you are completely right and I agree fully that we can be more frank on here. However, there is a big difference b/w telling somebody that it is completely unrealistic to expect biglaw from Thomas Jefferson and shitting on that person and making sport out of them for your own amusement. My point is that it appears that since the law school curve has hit closer to home for some people on here such as dresden who got a fantastic LSAT score and earned her good grades in UG but consequently did not outperform her classmates in law school. I'm saying that dresden should be proud that she did well enough pre-law school to get into such an awesome school and that her performance on law school exams does not define her as a person. So what if someone does better than her and posts a well-intentioned update on facebook? Such is the same with the student with a 3.5 GPA and a 155, 156, 161 LSAT score that got into Arizona or some similar school. Believe it or not, I remember when dresden and I were going through the application process and I was thrilled for her and congratulated her on her acceptance to a t6. I had no animosity towards her and was instead genuinely happy for her when she posted her acceptance even though I was guaranteed to never attend a t6 kind of school.
I find it fairly ironic that you think I define myself or others by the caliber of the school attended considering that people who take offense at the 'retake or don't go advice' are exactly the people who define themselves by their options on their own
. If they didn't, they wouldn't care if I called Tj or whatever other school might be in play a festering cesspool because they'd understand it's a commentary on the school, not themselves personally.
As an aside, as a general rule, I'm typically only harsh on people who start threads soliciting positive reinforcement for crappy life choices and insist their schools are worth going to at full price or w/e even when the whole forum tells them otherwise. I don't like validation-seeking and feel like you're wasting everyone's time unless you're ready to consider the possibility that you're making an egregious mistake.
I went to a festering cesspool in UG and I always refer to it as such because it's factually accurate and because I don't think less of myself for the fact that I didn't attend an Ivy. I also don't think that going to a T6 makes me special and have clearly said so before (and been mocked by a guy who used to post here, Cleareyes, for referring to myself as a fairly average individual). I don't particularly parrot school pride around here, call myself a T6-er or scream to high heavens about the caliber of my LS. Why you think I'm excessively proud of my prelaw achievements in the face of many posts where i've mocked my UG, my majors and my general lack of serious softs is beyond me.
With all that said, TLS advice giving is not the meaningful equivalent of bragging FB statuses and you're doing awfully little to prove your point by insisting on drawing a parallel between the two.