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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:23am
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
lawsux

I don't know much about the field of Law but can you use your studies as the launching pad of a "philosophy of Law" teaching/writing career? Sounds a lot more interesting IMHO and maybe more in line with what I've seen from you.
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^That would require quite a bit of academic weight on your resume, I think. Becoming a professor in another area who deals largely with practical aspects but dabbles in the more ethereal ones is probably more likely. Ie, the guy who was a big up and comer on bay st. but left a top-tier firm for academia, who taught me commercial law and secured transactions but also teaches sexuality and the law and publishes stuff on gender studies which apparently is his main area of interest. It seems like there is a lot of that. That being said it also seems like the majority of academics in law are women, up here anyway. In stark contrast to women being a noticeable minority in the profession as a whole which is unfortunate.
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I trace my first poor decision back to Grade 9 as well. Had the chance to go away to boarding school, but refused. In retrospect, I think it could have been a good experience.

Mine was starting to drink heavily and coasting through high school on my innate abilities vs. really learning something. I am still paying the price over two decades later.
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coasting through high school on my innate abilities vs. really learning something. I am still paying the price over two decades later.

yeah, this was my problem, too. I really pound this issue home with my nieces, and will do so wit my kids too.
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Mine was starting to drink heavily and coasting through high school on my innate abilities vs. really learning something. I am still paying the price over two decades later.
How are you still paying the price decades later?
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coasting through high school on my innate abilities vs. really learning something. I am still paying the price over two decades later.
+ 1 I taught myself Year 12 maths about two weeks before the final exam. It would have been so much easier if I'd payed attention in class that year (and my grades would have ended-up better too).
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How are you still paying the price decades later?

I did not nearly realize my potential and could have led a much better life, career/financial wise.
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Career?
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I'm very happy with my career so far. Getting a little stale at my current job but the trajectory is pretty good so far. (up for a promotion and solid raise in a month). However, I'm at a stage where I feel I'm at a cross roads as to where to go from here looking to open some new doors.
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I trace my first poor decision back to Grade 9 as well. Had the chance to go away to boarding school, but refused. In retrospect, I think it could have been a good experience.

Interesting grade 9 it was for me too, assuming that's age 14 over there too. Hormones have a lot answer for!

If I had my time over I'd do a degree in economics and then look to become a Fund Manager, I certainly would have had the ability for it.
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yeah, this was my problem, too. I really pound this issue home with my nieces, and will do so wit my kids too.

Yep. That's the one thing I say over and over again when I'm talking about kids to some of my friends. I didn't learn to study hard at school until it was essentially too late and I wouldn't be surprised if i hit a glass ceiling at some point because of that.
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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:26am
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