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Let me start by saying I'm not one of those pain in the ass types who's always going on about how bad young people are today and how much better behaved we all were when I was a kid. In my experience, most kids are inelligent, well-behaved, and interesting. Tonight I had an experience that confirmed my belief. I judged a moot court competition. Most of the participants were from high schools. However, I wound up judging a two competing middle schools. The scoring attorneys in the group and I all rolled our eyes thinking we were going to be in for a long evening. These kids were amazing. They were prepared, articulate, polite, friendly, and excited about their involvement in the competition. Just as heartening was the fact that the courtroom was jammed with mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, and friends, all there to support these great kids. As I told them, when I was in middle school, my two biggest priorities were surfing and skateboarding. These kids are doing something important that never even crossed my mind. Even if these kids never want to do anything even remotely like lawyering, they're preparing themselves for a great future. Whether it's an extracurricular activity like this, art endeavors, or some other activity that is meaningful to your kids, encourage the hell out of them and support them with all your heart.
 

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mickey-mac said:
Let me start by saying I'm not one of those pain in the ass types who's always going on about how bad young people are today and how much better behaved we all were when I was a kid. In my experience, most kids are inelligent, well-behaved, and interesting. Tonight I had an experience that confirmed my belief. I judged a moot court competition. Most of the participants were from high schools. However, I wound up judging a two competing middle schools. The scoring attorneys in the group and I all rolled our eyes thinking we were going to be in for a long evening. These kids were amazing. They were prepared, articulate, polite, friendly, and excited about their involvement in the competition. Just as heartening was the fact that the courtroom was jammed with mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, and friends, all there to support these great kids. As I told them, when I was in middle school, my two biggest priorities were surfing and skateboarding. These kids are doing something important that never even crossed my mind. Even if these kids never want to do anything even remotely like lawyering, they're preparing themselves for a great future. Whether it's an extracurricular activity like this, art endeavors, or some other activity that is meaningful to your kids, encourage the hell out of them and support them with all your heart.
Man, I'm in law school and my priorities are picking my nose and riding my bike. :(
 

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Scotty2Hotty said:
Man, I'm in law school and my priorities are picking my nose and riding my bike.
When I was in law school, my priorities were cheap buffalo wings, cheap beer, cheap ass, cheap pizza, cheap beer, cheap fries, cheap ass, cheap tacos, cheap hot dogs, cheap ass, and occasionally riding my bike.
 

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mickey-mac said:
When I was in law school, my priorities were cheap buffalo wings, cheap beer, cheap ass, cheap pizza, cheap beer, cheap fries, cheap ass, cheap tacos, cheap hot dogs, cheap ass, and occasionally riding my bike.
I know what you mean. I'm so friggin' broke. Luckily my woman has a job, so she takes me out.
 

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My priority was getting the best job possible. And riding my bike.

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As far as the original point- nothing does that better for me that riding with the juniors on our team.
 

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My priority was getting the best job possible. And riding my bike.

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As far as the original point- nothing does that better for me that riding with the juniors on our team.
My priority was getting the hell out of school, regardless of what came afterwards. Just give me the damn degree!
 

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Scotty2Hotty said:
Man, I'm in law school and my priorities are picking my nose and riding my bike. :(
My priorities in law school were cheap beer, cheap pizza and sitting around with a mixed group of other law students watching porn that had been ripped off of main stream movies.
 

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Coolhand said:
My priority was getting the best job possible. And riding my bike.

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I know that should be my attitude. I'm paying enough for school--I should care more. It's just that I'm not in the top of my class and I find it discouraging knowing I have no shot at the top jobs.

I guess my prolepsis has caused me to be complacent about not having great grades. Now that I've realized the fault, I just need to stop worrying about picking my nose and biking and start thinking more about school...

Having said that, I got all As and Bs last semester, and I was RBRing the whole time.

The moral: RBR gets you good grades.
 

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this reminds me of something that happened the other night that TOTALLY destroyed my faith in older people:
so i'm at this mock court thing i had spent months preparing for, my friends and family are there, the whole deal; but this lame guy that was supposed to be judging kept patronizing me and rambling about surfing and skateboarding. like seriously-wtf?? some people, man-some people.

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