What Drives You?

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dailygrind
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:57 pm

kaiser wrote:
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.


I feel like it may actually be a better source of motivation than the good stuff. Just unhealthy.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Extension_Cord » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:06 pm

I'm 16, noone was able to hire a 15 year old with a B.A. in Physics. I figured I'll be 17 when I finish law school and 18 when I get my LLM.

1L here.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:39 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:I'm 16, noone was able to hire a 15 year old with a B.A. in Physics. I figured I'll be 17 when I finish law school and 18 when I get my LLM.

1L here.

What is this I don't even...

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Lawbro
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Lawbro » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:43 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:I'm 16, noone was able to hire a 15 year old with a B.A. in Physics. I figured I'll be 17 when I finish law school and 18 when I get my LLM.

1L here.


Is this real life?

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby DaftAndDirect » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:04 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:I'm 16, noone was able to hire a 15 year old with a B.A. in Physics. I figured I'll be 17 when I finish law school and 18 when I get my LLM.

1L here.


Shouldn't your username be Umbilical Cord?

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby sundance95 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:27 pm

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby DreamShake » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:32 pm

in the grand scheme: need to make money for elderly/sick parents, enjoy intellectual challenge + air conditioning (did blue collar work for a while), being able to retire when i'm 45 and pursue a second career without fretting about surviving, etc.

during final exams: all the people who told me i wasn't good enough/didn't belong/didn't think i could hack it, and the looks on their faces when i drop top 10% at a T10 on their asses. also, fear of failure (i.e., not being at the top).

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:21 pm

sundance95 wrote:Image

Love it.

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bilbobaggins
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby bilbobaggins » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:24 pm

The fucked up world we live in.

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Shooter
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Shooter » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:33 pm

Some men aren't looking for anything logical. Some men - just want to watch the world burn.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby PARTY » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:38 pm

Shooter wrote:Some men aren't looking for anything logical. Some men - just want to watch the world burn.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:35 pm

Shooter wrote:Some men aren't looking for anything logical. Some men - just want to watch the world burn.

180.

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Nova
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Nova » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:31 am

Making it rain

Naive undergrads

Power

Feeling importaint

My Liberal Arts degree

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby dazzleberry » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:28 am

horny loneliness and anger.

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minnbills
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Re: What Drives You?

Postby minnbills » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:32 am

Insecurity.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:05 pm

I'm not in law school anymore, but I was driven during law school by fear of failure, and a need to confirm that I am as smart as I thought I was - not genius (tests might say otherwise, but I know I always need to reassess what I think I know) but smarter than most. I didn't want to find out that all these years of telling myself that I was very intelligent and had just not applied myself in undergrad were a lie, and that I was ordinary (explaining away my terrible undergrad GPA, but I majored in Philosophy, so, come on).

Of course, I was right, as always! However, having excelled in law school, it put me in a job surrounded by similarly intelligent people, and its weird not always being the smartest person in the room anymore. But, I’m only better being around smarter people than I.

Oh, and cash. I wanted lots of cash to buy fun things.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby zonto » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:25 pm

My motivation comes from:
    -the fact that my wife and I prayerfully made the decision to move across the country together for school,
    -she's working full-time to pay our bills while I study, and
    -when I graduate I want to return the favor by paying off the rest of our debt and providing for her and our future children.

I can't imagine going through law school without a loving, supportive spouse by my side.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Addy » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:12 pm

A chance to go directly from law school to my new spacious dwelling.


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Re: What Drives You?

Postby LOLyer » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:44 pm

zonto wrote:My motivation comes from:
    -the fact that my wife and I prayerfully made the decision to move across the country together for school,
    -she's working full-time to pay our bills while I study, and
    -when I graduate I want to return the favor by paying off the rest of our debt and providing for her and our future children.

I can't imagine going through law school without a loving, supportive spouse by my side.

You're a lucky man.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby shawty18ga » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:19 pm

I'm trying not to fucking starve.

Looks like I chose the wrong route.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby shepdawg » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:54 pm

Every time I drive by my neighbor's mansion, my daughter says "Daddy, I'd rather have that house."

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby dailygrind » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:03 am

shepdawg wrote:Every time I drive by my neighbor's mansion, my daughter says "Daddy, I'd rather have that house."


Quite a daughter you have there.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby TTTLS » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:14 am

Shooter wrote:Some men aren't looking for anything logical. Some men - just want to watch the world burn.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just... get more and more degrees.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:22 am

Mottles and Bodels are TCR bra.

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Re: What Drives You?

Postby TyrionLannister » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:59 am

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