I seldom come into the General Chat room, but it seems everytime I do there is another thread about why being a lawyer is a poor choice. This parallels life. Pick any career field, and you can find fifty people who will tell you you're a fool for considering it. It seems no one is happy anymore. It's hard to get a feel for how much of the misery is endogenous and how much is exogenous. If you were to start over today, what would you do and where would you do it? To make this realistic, please take into account any known educational and financial constraints (i.e. student loans, etc.).