blair.waldorf wrote: cavalier1138 wrote: blair.waldorf wrote:
I honestly feel like even though obsessing about waiting for grades is not healthy, it’s nice to be able to talk about insecurities and since it’s ublikely any of us go to the same school/are in the same section it could be good to get exam thoughts out here.
+1. Look, older students, I get that you think this isn't healthy, but if it's helpful for us, we are entitled to discuss it without your commentary.
No one is being overly aggressive about this, and literally everyone telling you that this isn't healthy is doing so because we've seen what happens to students who do this
. People in my class ended up seriously fucked up by participating in these kind of post-exam anxiety-fests.
This isn't about a bunch of curmudgeons trying to rain on your parade. You literally have no way of knowing how damaging this kind of activity can be, because you haven't been through it before.
Dude, you need to pipe down. You give some excellent advice on this site, but people would take it a lot more seriously if you toned down the assholery a bit. Yeah, I know how damaging it can be because I am going through it right now, and I personally find it helpful to talk about it with other students rather than not talk about it all. On the other hand, talking with people at your school who took the same exam can be very unhealthy - and I would recommend avoiding that. But 1Ls from different schools discussing waiting for grades is perfectly fine if they find it helpful, and your negative attitude doesn't have a place here.
I actually agree with Blair.waldorf. People are different and handle stress and anxiety differently. Personally, my stress is alleviated if I can actually get my thoughts and feelings out as opposed to bottling them up and not talking about it at all.
Now, talking with my classmates would be a nightmare because I may have missed things they spotted and vice versa (already know my classmate missed the statute of frauds being an issue on contracts essay because we chatted about that exam and I mentioned discussing it and I know I missed something on contracts that he spotted).
Talking to other 1Ls and going through the waiting game together isn’t necessarily going to have a negative impact. Maybe it will- but, again, if it does it’s on us. I noticed you don’t spend time on the LSAT thread berating them for waiting for their scores- how exactly is this different?
It depends on the person and how each person handles stress. If talking about exams or distracting ourselves until grades come in helps any of us at all, it’s worth it (in my opinion).
Thank you for the concern, but I think we are all adults here and can make decisions for ourselves and deal with the consequences (if there are any) of our decisions ourselves.
Oh and I have been enjoying myself. I’m also going to Cancun next week with law school friends to enjoy myself. Getting drunk everyday isn’t a healthy approach either. Seems like you aren’t against unhealthy behavior if you support 1Ls getting drunk everyday of winter break. You’re only against behavior you disagree with. I feel better getting my thoughts about exams out. I also then tried to refocus the thread on what fun activities we are doing the rest of break.
Let us live our lives. No one asked for advice here.