Leaving the law is absurd

Leaving the law is absurd.  You may call it ridiculous.  Some may think it’s unreasonable.  It’s just not rational.

I mean, c’mon, this is your job.  This is how you pay your bills.  This is what you went to school for.  This is what people have expected of you.

And you make good money.  And you can buy what you want.  And you like the title.  Leaving all of this is just absurd.

Which is great.  This is just how it should be.

Because if it wasn’t absurd, it might not be worth talking about.  It might not be worth even thinking about.  It might not be worth attempting.  Because, as Einstein observed, “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

So there is hope, for you, and for that idea you have . . . to set up that website, to open that store, to live off savings and travel the world for a while, to begin that small legal practice, to found that consulting business.

The very absurdity of leaving law is such a compelling reason to consider it.

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