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The rain won't last forever.. and you know the storm won't always blow. But if the sun don't shine forever.. you've got to let it go...
Thursday. 1.31.08 1:47 am
“Let me warn you, Jonathan,” the woman who taught me how to write began. “This path you’re going down… it has a high burn-out rate. Many people can’t handle the emotional toll it takes---” She stopped.

Moments before, I poured out my heart to this woman whom I barely know. I revealed that I’ve always wanted to write literature excerpts for standardized tests and that those authors were my childhood heroes. Then I told her why I wanted to be a lawyer.

Wait.. No I didn’t. Few people know why I want to be a lawyer.. But I told her what I wanted to do with my law degree: prosecute child molesters and rapists.

“People can’t do that sort of thing for too long.. And don’t expect to make a lot of money off of it either---”

“Thanks,” I interrupt with a faint smile. She turns to me and, shrugs her shoulders, and continues.

“Having said that… it’s a job that someone has to do and I’m glad that you want to--- but.. Why?”

“ . . . If not me, then who?”
10 Comments.


if that's what you really want to do, don't care what others say. you have my support, Jon.
» Nuttz on 2008-01-31 03:47:23

jon, it's like the people who want to become dentists. hardly anyone I know likes the dentist, but it's a job that someone has to do. and for those who chose to do it, more power to them for choosing a profession many people don't like
» LostSoul13 on 2008-02-01 01:25:28

No, I don't have an older sister.

Just the twin and the younger one.
» Chloefoxx on 2008-02-01 12:19:41

Is that a spefic type of lawyer?
Either way go you!! I've often dreamed of becoming a justice in my hands kind of person and going around underground mutilating and torturing those people and then killing them. And the people who intentionally hurt animals. But thats a bit extreme and I'm a squeamish girl so I'll just cheer you on in your pursuit lol!
» lyndeep on 2008-02-01 01:04:03

Law's tough.
But if it's something you want to do, then you have to do it.

One of my friends at law school absolutely HATES it... but she does it because she wants to be a lawyer. The way she tells it, law school is for the most part useless. But she suffers through that (and everything else) because she wants it hard enough.

In the end it comes down to whether or not you're willing and ready to live through what you HAVE to live through in order to what what you WANT to do.

And it seems like you are. That's incredibly admirable.
» ranor on 2008-02-01 01:51:01

Yes. Symphony X.
They're talented, thought provoking, and they rock hard.
» middaymoon on 2008-02-01 05:07:45

If not you, then somebody who completely fits that heartless shark stereotype lawyers seem to be labeled with.
» randomjunk on 2008-02-01 08:34:24

I was under the impression that these "excerpts" were from a bigger piece not written specifically for standardized tests. Is there really a job for that?

Heh. This reminds me of myself...for the past few years I've had the strangest calling. I've wanted to write movie reviews for the Seattle Times.
1.) I love movies
2.) I love writing
3.) I love making my opinion known

And I pretty much got the same reaction you did when I made the mistake of telling my parents....all the more reason to do it I say.
» The-Muffin-Man on 2008-02-03 03:45:59

R:C
I'll admit they did, but you have to root for your home team in a case like that. I'm sure that if (a much better version of) San Francisco were up against the Pats, I'd go for them. (But then again, Tom Brady's a local guy, so there's some sort of hometown connection there.)

Then again, I don't like the Raiders at all and I will not root for them under most circumstances, so I guess there's an exception to every rule.
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