Thane, are you implying that you have to do work and take accountability for yourself to be a successful attorney? Keeping records and being organized might really keep me away from blogging on the internet or checking my face book.
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This would be funny if it weren't so sad. And true. Just yesterday I saw students guffawing over the latest clips. Two points came to mind. First, they were hee-hawing over clips of a child doing something crazy and very nearly suffering critical, potentially lifelong paralysis. I like humor. I like fun. I really do. That's what keeps life interesting and light. But the only two things this told me was how unfunny it was, and how seriously disturbed these students were for thinking it was funny.
The second point was that it was obvious that, to these students, it was class
that was the distraction.
For anyone who'd like a sneak peek into the mind of your prof: They have you pegged. They'll never say it, but they'll know to an amazingly accurate degree just how far you'll go.
Have great fun, get smashed, have lots of sex, whatever. But when you're in public, remember what your grandparent might have said. You WILL be judged accordingly. And these judgments WILL make a difference.
Sorry for sounding like someone's grandparent. = : )