NYC Law wrote:JohnHopkinsMD wrote:NYC Law wrote:I know a couple miserable doctors. My mom is a nurse actually, all of the Doctors she works with hate their lives, still have debt, and many say not to go to med school (unless you truly have a burning desire to practice medicine). So whose anecdotes win?
Clearly the only route to happiness is a career in retail, Target management or bust.
Do what you want to do while being somewhat financially responsible and not being motivated by retarded motives (ie going into either medicine or law just because you think you'll hit the jackpot), and not listening to rando tools on the internet.
Pretty terrible argument to make in a law school forum considering that fact that lawyers are notorious for hating their jobs more than any other profession...
Which goes back to the point of doing something you actually want to do without retarded motives. I can guarantee a sizable chunk of lawyers got into it because of:
(1) Nothing better to do
(2) $$$ and/or models + Bottles
(3) Legally Blonde
(4) Law and Order
(and a minority because of "My cousin Vinny")
All of which are awful reasons to get into law school. If you take the same precautions as you would with med school, by actually learning about what lawyers really do by volunteering/getting a gig as a paralegal first and truly want to do the work, then it's a solid path, provided you're somewhat financially responsible (which is more of a personal decision, as long as it's using adequate information and research)
You could be right, buddy. But I can bet you that their are just as many lawyers who were in the same position many young, bright students on this forum are in(really looked forward to a career in law) and hate their jobs.
Obviously more so than medicine because medicine is not a career that you can just "decide whenever" to jump into unlike law. There are actual requirements. Unfortunately for the already oversaturated legal market anyone today could become a lawyer. ANYONE. But it takes passion and intelligence to become an MD, and I suspect everyone here as plenty of the latter, and many of you have former as well.