Volume 3, Issue 7, (Originally Published on Monday 22nd April)
Dear Equity Uncle,
I am discouraged about law school. The work itself is not the problem, any more than it is for others. The reading and the writing, look, I’m literate. However, I feel stupid all the time. In class, other people ask good questions and I ask dumb ones. When I study with others, they’ve come up with great insights and I’m looking at a blank page. Good marks feel like nothing and bad ones feel like my blackened charcoal heart is disintegrating. I feel like I should come up with a concise question that gets to the core of the matter, but I can’t. Please help.
Darkest Before the Dawn, I Hope
Dear Darkest Before the Dawn,
It’s my first week answering these questions and I get this? Being concise certainly isn’t your thing, and equity will not allow verbosity. Equity frowns upon verbiage. Equity abhors the prolix.
Clearly you have a problem with self-expression, but there’s no need to equate this with stupidity. Equity smiles upon the anxious. Equity adores the introvert.
So my first piece of advice in these pages is this: relax. Breathe deeply. Think slowly. Don’t be afraid to express yourself, or to hold back. Because really, and this is the important bit, nobody cares how you study. Or, you could become a dentist…
Postscript: Equity also abhors the dentist.