What Drives You?

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LOLyer
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What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:04 pm

The money? The power? The masochistic self-loathing? The lack of anything else better to do with your liberal arts degree?

Genuinely curious.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby kaiser » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:25 pm

A raging insecurity complex and desire to rub whatever success I achieve in the faces of all those who tried to bring me down. Compliments, while appreciated, do nothing for me. But an insult? That will light a fire that burns for a long time. So essentially, I am driven by all the pent up negative energy imaginable.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:27 pm

Sounds healthy, friend.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby nealric » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:30 pm

A chauffeur.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby kaiser » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:30 pm

dailygrind wrote:Sounds healthy, friend.


Yeah, probably not too healthy. But I guess it sort of works. Better to have a poor source of motivation than no source of motivation.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby 071816 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:33 pm

The babes.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby quiver » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:43 pm

nealric wrote:A chauffeur.
Solid answer.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:06 pm

The easiest way to explain chronic overachievers is compensation for some other shortcoming.

Why would you subject yourself to this hell if you're happy with how you are?

Besides, penis enlargement surgery is cheaper.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby crossarmant » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:06 pm

Ever since I saw American Psycho, and subsequently read the book, I've been looking to get into a field where I could obsessively fret over the weight and font of someone's business card.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby kaiser » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:07 pm

crossarmant wrote:Ever since I saw American Psycho, and subsequently read the book, I've been looking to get into a field where I could obsessively fret over the weight and font of someone's business card.


"Oh my god, it has a watermark"

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:11 pm

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:11 pm

crossarmant wrote:Ever since I saw American Psycho, and subsequently read the book, I've been looking to get into a field where I could obsessively fret over the weight and font of someone's business card.

And shoot people in the back of the head with nail guns, for that matter.

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crossarmant
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby crossarmant » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:25 pm

kaiser wrote:
crossarmant wrote:Ever since I saw American Psycho, and subsequently read the book, I've been looking to get into a field where I could obsessively fret over the weight and font of someone's business card.


"Oh my god, it has a watermark"


To be fair, the law school curve does kind of feel like this anyways:

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby VincentChase » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:41 pm

A big thing for me is that law firms have a very delineated hierarchy you can climb, and you largely know how to get there and how long it will take. That wasn't the case in my prior career.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Sapientia » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:42 pm

Fear of failure/mediocrity

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby vinoveritas » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:45 pm

I heard a rumor that some people want to be lawyers because they are genuinely interested in it as an intellectual pursuit, and see it as a gateway for doing important work, whether that be as a powerful lawyer, a politician, or as an academic.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:46 pm

vinoveritas wrote:I heard a rumor that some people want to be lawyers because they are genuinely interested in it as an intellectual pursuit, and see it as a gateway for doing important work, whether that be as a powerful lawyer, a politician, or as an academic.

Lol.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby crossarmant » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:48 pm

vinoveritas wrote:I heard a rumor that some people want to be lawyers because they are genuinely interested in it as an intellectual pursuit, and see it as a gateway for doing important work, whether that be as a powerful lawyer, a politician, or as an academic.

0L, I presume?

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby vinoveritas » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Absolutely a 0L. And I wear my naivety proudly on my sleeve.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby laxbrah420 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:52 pm

Yea my only fear is mediocrity. Fuck fame fuck money. Fuck everything anybody can take
From me

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby TTTLS » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Strivers gonna strive.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby ryegye87 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:11 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Yea my only fear is mediocrity. Fuck fame fuck money. Fuck everything anybody can take
From me


Unfortunately that quote comes from a guy who was thought of as anything but mediocre by those who knew him, and he subsequently gave up that recognition for 1. fame and 2. money.
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:17 pm

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby shock259 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:38 pm

A Subaru

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby SilverE2 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:53 pm

shock259 wrote:A Subaru


NICE




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