chicagolaw2013 wrote:mikeytwoshoes wrote:chicagolaw2013 wrote:Exactly...I get that...but it still doesn't answer my question, why people who do extra work on their own and don't throw it in others' faces get labeled that way. I mean, if I choose to be in the library every night reading extra, I don't say anything to anyone about it, but people consistently SEE me in the library, would I be labeled one?
Not that I'd be one...I'll be lucky if I keep up on reading hahahaha...I'm just wondering, because it's used so much here that I think it's getting out of hand.
If you choose this path, your contempt for your fellow students will find a way through your shell. After all, you do all this extra shit and you will want to show it in class, in study group, etc. The old saying is, "if you don't know who the gunner is, it's probably you.
Everyone reads all the time, in the library, at the coffee shop, in the apartment, etc. No one will lable you a gunner for reading. Your feeling of superiority, however, will make you a gunner. It's like the transition of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader.
Did you even read my post? How, exactly, do I have a feeling of superiority?
People post on the forum for law school students trying to carve out exceptions to the don't read over 0L summer rule, the we cannot validate your study habits rule, and the don't tag posts rule. Some of us, esopecially me, have gotten quite cynical.
I'm sorry if I offended you but I maintain that if you do the things you stated in that post, you will feel superior to other less-diligent students. Eventually, that feeling will lash out. Hence the Anakin-Chicago law 2013 analogy.