I’ve finally hit on it. Going to law school is like buying an old house. Some people tell you it’s a good opportunity (they romanticize it) but most people will try to dissaude you (tell you you’re making a big mistake). It’s a big investment. A lot of surprises along the way. It can be a big burden, tying you down to one place and a sometimes rigid path, potentially for your entire life. It kills spontaneity…you can’t just pick up and move just b/c you feel like it. It’s stupidly expensive even with generous lending and historically low interest rates. And terms of repayment run into several years. Most of all, it can be a risky investment that may or may not pay off in the long run. Its benefits are dependant on the state of the markets…how much the market will bear, etc. And yes, it’s all about the long run. (And damn it, I have no patience whatsoever).
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