Friday, October 19, 2007

Social Rejects

A funny thing that is often pushed home while wandering the pilloried halls of the law school is the fact that law students, as a whole, are introverted people. We aren't really flashy. We aren't out to make a million friends like MBA people. We simply do our best to fit in and try not to be too socially retarded at the same time.

(At least two words in the previous paragraph have multiple meanings, depending on my intent. Can you name them?)

This comes out in any number of ways. There are those who don't like going out. There are those who always go out, because they want to learn about this "being accepted" thing. There are those who say WILDLY inappropriate things, because they haven't mastered the art of social situations. There tends to be an overall lack of communication that can come out in the most unexpected of moments (like all good lacks of communication do).

You often hear, when people talk about law school, that it's like going back to high school. I really can't think of a more appropriate idea. The thing about high school is the uncertainty. People don't know what they are supposed to do and who they are supposed to be.

Law school, as far as I can tell, consists of those people who still haven't really figured that out.

But then, maybe I'm being a little too harsh on law students. Maybe this uncertainty goes beyond law students. Maybe the world is filled with those who have it figured out (dumb, unimaginative people) and those who don't (smart, creative people, who realize just how tricky the world can be).

Or maybe the fact that this post is written by a law student makes it wholly unobjective and one sided.

Or maybe you need to suck it, reasonable side of my brain!

1 comment:

Erin said...

So how much longer do you have in school?