The Vigilante Superhero only makes sense in a world with supervillians. You don’t need Superman to deal with guys snatching old ladies’ purses. Our criminal justice system is so thoroughly up to that task that I sometimes feel sorry for the poor purse snatcher.
The real world fight for justice has a lot less spandex and a lot more patience. Grappling hooks may be awesome—but their utility in providing food, shelter, healthcare, and a solid education to the systematically disenfranchised is limited.
People ask me if they should go to law school—usually because they argue with their friends all the time or think life as a lawyer would be lucrative and fulfilling. As a policy, I try to discourage them. If you find yourself constantly arguing with your friends and loved ones, a psychiatrist can help with the interpersonal issues more effectively and more affordably than law school. And frankly, law school is hardly a guarantee of a lucrative and fulfilling career. The legal market is saturated. And becoming a lawyer correlates more closely with alcoholism than it does with living a fulfilled and happy life.
And yet … the law is a powerful tool. If you want to change the world and are partial to heroics, you could do a lot worse than law school. Justice, though blind, carries a viciously large sword. We have a lot of laws in place that can do a lot of good for a lot of people—so long as somebody is keeping an eye on what’s going on and lets Justice know who to hit with the sword.” —
Who knew being a mentor was going to be this tough?
We’ll see how I handle it.
Sean McCabe, designer for Antics (also inspired by the font for A Clockwork Orange’s movie poster)
Should I run a burrito delivery service at the Village @ UCSD? Much like the Secret Cookie Service but better.
I’d make Kimchi burritos, Chipotle Chicken burritos and another type.
With Albie’s world famous potatoes as the only side order.
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.
I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.
I feel like I am overreacting about what I experienced. But I can’t help but be thankful for whatever caused me to make the choices that I made that day. My mind keeps replaying what I saw over in my head. I hope the victims make a full recovery. I wish I could shake this odd feeling from my chest. The feeling that’s reminding me how blessed I am. The same feeling that made me leave the Eaton Center. The feeling that may have potentially saved my life.” —Jessica Redfield (real last name: Ghawi) was shot and killed last night at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ along with 11 others when a gunman opened fire in a theater. The above is from her blog, written in June, after she narrowly escaped another senseless shooting at a mall in Toronto. (via newsweek)
or Fellows Program at the state capitol?
If I do the Fellows Program, I kickstart my career right after graduation but I won’t be able to go to law school… if I even get into a law school!
Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my vision.
VP Joe Biden at the NAACP convention.