« on: June 30, 2007, 03:56:00 PM »
I once heard a law professor say that lawyers usually have friends who are lawyers because lawyers think differently than nonlawyers in that they analyze something from every possible angle. They also conversate differently than nonlawyers in that they're very precise with the words that they use in conversation. Ever since preparing for the LSAT, I find myself starting to think and conversate like a pre-law student in everyday situations. In conversations, I'll split-hairs on topics and dissect people's word usage (Bill Clinton's "well that depends on what your definition of the word is is"). I make less and less assumptions that would be an acceptable assumption to a normal person. For example, instead of telling my roommate to go wash the dishes, I tell him to go wash the dishes, glasses, and forks. I mean, I know damn well he wouldn't wash just the dishes and leave the dirty forks and glasses in the sink if I told him to just wash the dishes, but I just like to be precise. Do I need a shrink?