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Does LdyDeath suck for making fun of my non-social behavior?
Yes 66%
No 33%

Votes: 3

 How should I define myself?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 11, 2001
I've always wondered what sort of ethnic group I fit into... my ancestors were both native american (and possibly Spanish, since it's highly likely that some of the invading hordes had raped and impregnated some of my ancestors, while destroying over 90% of the original native population with the diseases they brought with their unwashed and filthy bodies) and Polish (with the blood of God only knows how many conquerors), and yet for some reason, I don't seem to have much, if any, cultural heritage to speak of. I have been assimilated. I am a nameless, faceless American, and I feel pretty crappy about this. My parents apparently do not feel that they need to tell me about the culture and beliefs of my ancestors, and/or they fully expect me to go to the library and research everything on my own. Why is my family like this? Do they have no pride?!

I personally tend to think of myself as White, since I seem to fit all the generic characteristics of one (and I don't look particularly greasy, although that's a matter of opinion); I live in an average house, in an area that is statistically 98% white, has a noticably low crime rate, my parents bring in over 100k a year, and...and I'm average. Perfectly average. I have pretty much nothing that distinguishes me from the crowd except for a high IQ, and that probably won't get me anywhere unless I head off to college sometime in the next 2 years and major in something or other. Another thing that annoys the hell out of me is that I have no idea as to what I want to do...I don't know what careers I'd be interested in (because I don't really know all that's available), and I'm not exactly sure what would be required in reaching my goals, once I figure out what they are.

*sigh*...I feel so life has not turned out as well as I hoped it would when I was 12 and full of hopes (I wanted to be a lawyer...hehe) for a better, money-enriched life. But I got sidetracked...


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some advice (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 09:59:26 AM PST
my ancestors were both native american (and possibly Spanish and Polish

Nothing to be particularly proud of, but nothing to be absolutley ashamed of either... My advice is that if you can pass for Scandanavian or English (purebred- no Irish or Scotish) go for it... Otherwise don't even try..

Career advice for what it's worth (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 10:24:05 AM PST
Become a lawyer. You will MINT money for very little effort. About the only other job which rewards idleness in the same way is politics but the drawback there you have to pretend to have some principles.

Seriously though, lawyers have somewhat of a monopoly, its a bit like if the law forced you to take your vehicle to a franchised dealer for servicing, rather than to the lowest bidder.

They have a good thing going, and if you cannot make up your mind, simply pick something and stick with it until you get a better idea.

Individuals with a strong 'bias for action' tend to get ahead one way or the other. Sitting on your ass staring at your navel will not get you anywhere.

So make the decision, and stick with it. Review it in 5 years time...

Wow... (none / 0) (#3)
by hauntedattics on Fri Oct 12th, 2001 at 10:49:58 AM PST
Wow, which lawyers do you hang out with? All my lawyer friends work ridiculously long hours on tedious, soul-eroding cases in an effort to either make partner or make enough to pay off their school debts and do something more interesting. All this after 3 years of studying tedious, soul-eroding cases for ridiculously long hours and competing for good grades by stealing fellow students' notes.

Can you tell why I never considered becoming a lawyer???

Succesful lawyers, it didn't land in their lap. (none / 0) (#4)
by dmg on Fri Oct 12th, 2001 at 02:10:45 PM PST
Wow, which lawyers do you hang out with?

The successful ones, evidently. These are not criminal lawyers, they are into things like Commercial Law, Financial Derivatives Law, Intellectual Property law, and the like. All of these areas are a potential goldmine.

Of course, you will not succeed at anything unless you are prepared to pay your dues which means tedious, soul-eroding cases and ridiculously long hours, however this is not a permanent state of affairs.

A couple of alternative ways to riches are prostitution (seriously) A high class hooker can make a fortune, or opening a convenience store in a 'no-go' part of town. Either of these two suggestions require a certain amount of courage, but neither requires very much in the way of formal education.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking


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