Monday, December 22, 2008

The inspiration and the consideration

I decided to become a lawyer when I was 16 and this decision was influenced by a hoard of factors- my favourite aunt is a lawyer, I saw “A few good men” and of course the infallible Ally McBeal. Today, I sit here wondering, 10 years later, why? Why a freaking lawyer? I waste and waste my skills way, the ones I hope I possess.

My father has always told me that I’m a “jack of all trades and master of none”. Probably right.
So I sat, amused, slightly chuckling, in the middle of those enlightened and those living in self-inflicted darkness. There was rumble, the sound of mindless gibberish. I sat, apart from the others, like a minion amongst the higher-ups in a magnificent court, watching the queen give her sermons. Like chickens running amok and the court jester juggling balls, the proceeding was a little fun, a little annoyance and a lot of work. The minion only dreams of a life far away, on a distant land, with a beach and a mojito in hand. So... Lawyer huh?

4 comments:

Arpit Higgins said...

Awwww.....

Rachita said...

awww??

zephyr said...

I still dont know what I am doing and on every step I doubt the decision...
wonder if I'll ever reach that perfect point and feel any sense of surety that yes this was what I was meant to do...

well written... as always :)

thusspakerono said...

I've been struggling with similar sentiments, what a mess!