downing wrote:tazmolover wrote:
This is because most Asians are too smart to become lawyers.
I'm pretty sure we are the dumb ones.
By what you're saying, it seems like you're implying that there's something inherently more intelligent in pursuing a degree in mathematics, or medicine, or another field more typical of asians to pursue. But there isn't, so I don't believe your implication is correct.
Anyway, I've lived in Asia for a long time. I see lots of asians all the time. I have private students who are engineers. One of my students, a really good example of what I'm trying to get across, went to Kaist. If you're Korean you've probably heard of it. It's the top technical college in Korea. He is constantly impressed by the verbal abilities of the lawyers, Korean and non-Korean, he needs to collaborate with on group projects. And he's the lead engineer for a team of engineers working for LG. He would disagree with you, and so do I.
At least to the extent that I've been exposed to and observed Asian culture, being a doctor or a teacher is about ten times more prestigious than ending up in lawyering circles. Figured it was a riff on that...
My dad went to Kaist. Nice place, although I've only been there once.