ToGetIntoTheBoysHole wrote:Wow this thread was a wild ride.
OP: Being a non-native speaker, in my mind, forgives some of the mistakes you make in your writing (something you're going to want to fix by the time you start law school). With that said, some of the ideas you have are really out there (to put it gently).
Here is some general life advice (something I wish I understood when I was younger),
Develop some self-awareness. Think about how the ideas you have are coming across to others. To yourself, it probably seems intelligent and well-thought out, but there are definitive character flaws that stand out in your posts in this thread. Maybe you are more reserved in person, but if what you have shown here is any indication of your overall outlook, then you are in store for some real challenges when it comes to law school/the legal profession. By saying things that are so off putting/out of touch with reality, people who are/have been in a similar position are not going to want to help you succeed. When it comes to law school/a legal career forcing yourself into a "me v. the world" mentality is only going to make your life more difficult. I've seen people fall into this trap before and while some of them ended up becoming successful attorneys, I know that their journeys were so much harder then they had to be. In law, like any other part of life, nobody likes someone who acts like they are smarter/better than everyone else. Just take a second, ask yourself, does this make me sound like an a**hole and go from their. Trust me, your future self will thank you for it.
That is good advice, self-awareness will serve you well. Unless you get to the point where you don't care or have time to care; which I am not at but some people are. Unless you are talking about a certain group of people they are encountering. I don't take life for granted, it's not a game, especially with regard to your professional life. I genuinely treat people well and want people around me to succeed, teach me something, etc. More importantly, I treat people well because I enjoy to do so and it's who I am. I don't try to maintain a certain image or leave a certain impression, etc. unless it's strategic.
I am quite the opposite of the me versus world mentality. The world around you provides the resources. Of course you would want to have people want you succeed or to want to help you succeed. In some cases, they may be requiring you to succeed. I think it is maybe self-evident if you are genuinely a good person and display a little bit of passion when dealing with people.
A lot of times what you have said may happen because they don't like the people and the feeling may be mutual. Having a me-versus-world mentality is kind of like representing yourself in court, and you know the saying "he who represents himself has a fool for a client".