Saturday, April 24, 2004
Cogs In Training
My Moot Court partner and I were discussing how weird and disconnected we're feeling this quarter with a classmate of ours in the library this morning (perhaps spending Saturday mornings in the library is a contributing cause of the aformentioned apathy). At any rate one of our classmates pointed out that the monotonous day to day grind that we are going through right now is akin to the day to day grind that corporate business people go through...they are just cogs in the machine being ground down until there's nothing left. This converstation can lead to only one conclusion...we are cogs in training...being trained for a life dedicated to our eventual wear down and collapse. How depressing. I like to think that one of the reasons I am in law school is so that I won't HAVE to be a part of a job anymore that wears me down like that unless I choose to be. I think that I will probably end up back at work for Uncle Sam at some point and I hope that it's as fulfilling as my military experience was (at least most of the time). My summer internship is in a federal job and so far it sounds like it's going to be exactly the type of job I might eventually want....I just don't want to end up a cog. Anything but a cog.