That man wrote me again.
"I was reading your website. You sound crazy. Why should I hire you? You shouldn't be talking about all these other subjects. You should be focused on doing legal work and telling us about the law."
Well my first comment goes to why are you reading my blog then Sir if it offends you and is off topic?
My second concern is that he might be right. Potential clients might be better off going to a lawyer who lives, breathes and dreams in legal concepts.
But with family law, I'm not so sure that is a healthy sign.
If a lawyer repeatedly finds that the client's problem so captivating, there is a very strong risk that the lawyer is going to (a) burn out, (b) over identify and shave years off his life from emotional upset, or (c) be painfully tedious.
I'm all for a healthy dose of focus and discipline at the day job. I just consider my blog, my second job. I've decided it's what I can do to contribute to the betterment of our world.
As you may be aware from reading me recently, I think it's every American's duty to be pulling two shifts right now. One for yourself (to pay the bills, feed the family, buy yourself some opulent spa service) and one for the world (selfless contribution of what only you can contribute best- be that day care services, picking up garbage from a highway, or making way-cool model airplanes, because hey... you're the Model Airplane King.)
In every other time in American history (since I know Jack about history I might be fudging here), when we were at war, we all made a sacrifice. We cut back at home. We cut coupons, we ate less sugar. We sent our young men to be killed via a draft.
Even if we weren't at war with another country, we are at war against ignorance, greed, and lethargy. Pick your battle. There are enough of them going on. Certainly you can find one you will enjoy to enlisting in.
We should coop the military's recruitment slogan: An Army of One. Let's all be An Army of One. Pick a battle we want to fight, and fight it.
Personally I'm fighting the battle of fat.