« on: March 28, 2006, 06:12:37 PM »
I don't think that applies to all young lawyers, i know young DAs who love their jobs and seem pretty well happy with their lives. There's a great theory in social psych called cognitive dissonance which basically states that people always have to be able to make sense of their lives and the decisions they made. This makes sense because a DA doesn't make half the money as a BIGLAW lawyer, yet is able to do something they feel is the right and moral thing to do. That's why I feel bad for the people who want to write contracts in a beautiful office, they spend all day there, and granted they make good money, yet I can not imagine anyone forseen themselves writing briefs 70 hours a week. Sure they're making good money, yet I think most lawyers picture themselves arguing not writing. The point is people don't have to be unhappy if they can keep from letting their own greed or pride get the best of them.