Yeah, I know, the blog went quiet again pretty quick after that last post about moving from a science career path to a legal one. I kept trying to write a post that explains why I'm so confident that the law is a better choice for me than science. I kept trying, and I kept coming up blank. It's not that I don't know why, it's just been hard finding the right words. A few minutes ago, 1000 words (or the metaphorical equivalent thereto) dropped into my lap:
There it was. Right there in front of me the whole time.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not under any misconceptions about being able to spend three years studying then run right out and save the world from itself. I get that most lawyers spend most of their time mostly doing things that are much more mundane. I'm fine with that. It's not like all of science is winning the Nobel Prize.
The law, when it's at it's best, is how we protect society from society. It's how we balance the freedom to swing a fist - or chop down a tree - with the freedom to breathe clean air through your nose.
That's something I want to be part of.