— Proverbs 14:13
studying for finals. 1L year is nearly at an end.
what is right? what is wrong? Justice often seems more political than truthful. This is disheartening.
In politics, truth is just the most convenient fact.
- I dislike ego. I admit I have ego - I struggle with ego, I try to stifle ego, yet all too often ego exerts itself in uncommon situations. It’s sort of like humble-bragging.
- Intellectuals, people in higher education, and people who deem themselves well-read, generally have ego. Some more than others. Some a lot more than others.
- Law students often have ego; law students often think too highly of the sound of their own voice.
- Presumption of intellectual capability is often a hindrance on open-mindedness. All too often intellectuals criticize the un-learned of their narrow-mindedness, but ironically fail to see their own short-comings.
- These short comings often include things such as: ignorance to any form of coherent argument for the sort of morality they advocate, ignorance to achievements that not conform to the general concept of success, ignorance to life-experiences outside of the first world.
- Some deem themselves learned and above the ‘fallacy’ of religion, yet when questioned cannot give a coherent answer as to why they live the way they do, why they are willing victims of various dictates of media. They are as answer-less as the general religious masses who do not know why they believe. People are often ignorant, so much so that they are ignorant of their own ignorance.
- Christianity is often a disadvantage. The caricature of Christians in the media is one that is uptight, self-righteous, and generally annoying. I do not like this stereotype, yet it’s a stereotype that is imbued in the minds of the masses. It’s an uphill battle, especially in interviews, to show that you are not a self-righteous ass.
- in other news, I am employed for the summer. I feel blessed. I did not even begin to worry about summer employment, and I already have a job. Thank you Jesus. I will be in Phoenix for about three weeks, and elsewhere for six. It’s odd how my life parallels my father’s life in some odd junctures; my father used to live in Phoenix when he was pursuing higher education.
- I enjoy Constitutional Law. I enjoy Criminal Law. I enjoy Property Law. I enjoy my classes this semester.
- Law school people are generally more like-able than my Commerce peers. Less ego, oddly enough. Admittedly law students are more pretentious, but I can deal with pretension more easily with unrelenting greed.
Can one be both?
— Jeremy Lin
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.