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    Ohhh okay thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    What is a barrister?
    In the UK, lawyers are divided into barristers and solicitors, and the two are regulated by separate official bodies and have different routes to qualification. Barristers are advocates, usually self-employed. They tend to specialise in one or two particular areas of law, getting drafted in by solicitors to provide expert opinions, and they specialise in courtroom advocacy. (That's a very broad-brush statement, as the amount of standing up in court varies hugely depending on the area of law - it's a mainstay of criminal practice whereas, say, someone specialising in chancery law might rarely if ever do it.) Barristers have higher rights of audience and can represent clients in any court, whereas (most) solicitors can't. Solicitors act "on behalf of" the client and instruct the barrister in the case, and tend to deal with more drafting, preparing evidence and giving advice. Barristers tend not to have all that much direct contact with the client, except with/through the solicitor.

    The divide is much less sharp these days and a fair bit of the above may or may not apply in any one case, as solicitors are getting higher rights of audience and so forth. It's getting blurrier, but a distinction still exists. It could seem like a slightly bizarre choice for an INTP, but I actually quite enjoy public speaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    When it comes to your life.. are you doing exactly what you want to be doing? Do you even know what you want? Are you spending a majority of your day outside of your desires? How high are your dreams on your daily priorities?
    I am doing what I want, actually. I'll talk about work because it's easier for me. I will say I didn't know it was I wanted until I was immersed in it. I had to take a risk and alter the position to fit me a bit better, and it was for the best, for myself and my company. It's is creative and more respected than it was when I started, which was a goal of mine. I'm able to do what comes naturally to me, while taking on new and immense responsibility. My dreams (goals) are to enact the (mostly) subtle changes I made to the system and to have those utilized throughout the country in my business. It's cool, because I'm actually very close to achieving that,and I know it will happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    I had a long discussion with @Lux regarding this matter. Yes Lux I'm manipulating you in to contributing to this thread. Don't door slam me you silly INFJ.
    This is funny.

    I remember our conversation. I do think that many people tend to focus on what they dislike in their careers (or jobs) because the mentality to do that is so accepted in general. Of course some people hate their job and my response to that is find something else, it's not worth the anguish to do something you loath everyday; that poison will leak into your daily life. However, if there are only a few aspects of what you do that you dislike, I think it is harder but more fulfilling to focus on the positive. I think what you put more attention to is enhanced in life in general. So while I'm not saying, "suck it up and pretend to like it" I am saying shift perspective and find a new one because it's there.

    If there isn't a new one, move on to something that fits you better, that's what @Riva and I were talking about.
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    Well duh. Nobody's forcing me. So yes.
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    For the people saying no and you DO know what you want. Why aren't you going for it?

    For me, I want to be free of financial obligations and travel the world. I want to have adventures. Things like the tiny house movement, the minimalist movement, homesteading, and careful budgetting as well as environmentally healthy living styles that contribute to frugality... they take away from my daily quality of life (as in, much more work on the daily aspect of things..) but they have also turned my dreams into a daily priority. Everyday I say 'no' to shopping, to new things, to gadgets and gizmos.. I save my money, to build my small house, and set up a working homestead and eat to live instead of the other way around and work at the things I need so that those adventures can become a reality.

    My first adventure starts next month: training to see if I can make desert survival school. Paris after that. After that, the adventure of setting up this homestead and making it work begins. If I'm successful.. I'll be as close to retiring by the time I'm 30 as a young girl can get.. I'll be able to travel.

    For the first time in my life I feel like I am doing what I want.. I don't know what I want for a career yet.. but I think any career that contributes to those three things is good enough for me now.

    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    Well duh. Nobody's forcing me. So yes.
    This was my immediate thought when I was asked these questions..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    For the people saying no and you DO know what you want. Why aren't you going for it?
    I want to become a futures trader. It's a risky profession, so I'd prefer to secure enough money for a comfortable lifestyle first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    For the people saying no and you DO know what you want. Why aren't you going for it? .
    It may simply be harder, but no ones forcing us to do anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    For the people saying no and you DO know what you want. Why aren't you going for it?
    Because there aren't jobs? Because it would require financial assets which I don't possess? Because I'm not good enough?

    I mean, there's plenty of reasons.

    I want to become a futures trader. It's a risky profession, so I'd prefer to secure enough money for a comfortable lifestyle first.
    And let's also mention that in most countries, finance is bleeding jobs at a very high rate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by minutegovt View Post
    It may simply be harder, but no ones forcing us to do anything
    Would you even want someone to force you to do it though?

    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Because there aren't jobs? Because it would require financial assets which I don't possess? Because I'm not good enough?

    I mean, there's plenty of reasons.
    That last one made me cringe.. I can't imagine thinking that way.
    How badly do you really want what it is you are thinking of though? Would you move to another place if it meant a job that allows you to do what you need? Would you give up daily luxuries to make it happen? Do extreme things like eating off of $25 a week? Is it really the jobs that hold you back, or the thought of changing your entire lifestyle to risk making it happen? Both?

    What is it that you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Well, not exactly. Only doing what I want to do would not be a viable option though. I do believe I have met the best possible most practical and workable compromise nonetheless
    I'm in more or less the same position. Aside from the question of "what do you want?", which I've never really been able to come up with any sort of definitive answer (outside of the totally implausible stuff, like "space colonist"), often it comes down to a compromise. Not everyone can be an astronaut, professional athlete, or a movie star. Granted, not everyone wants those things, but I think that almost everyone has some sort of limitation that makes at least some (but not all) things unrealistic, no matter how enjoyable they'd be. Only the truly fortunate have gifts that match precisely (and profitably) with their interests (and for whom the "job" aspect doesn't ruin the joy). A lot of it comes down to picking something that can earn you an honest living (wait... cat burglar... that sounds like fun!) that's not too objectionable. This is depressing in many ways, but for many people it beats living on the street trying to sell artwork that isn't appreciated. Add in a family and kids (which I don't have), and the pressure to sacrifice the "dream" for something a little more practical multiplies.

    I do web application/database development. For the most part, I like it. Except for the part about dealing with politics, schedules, deadlines, and silly PHB arguments. Which is unfortunately a fairly large part of it. Even the good parts aren't particularly exciting, but it's pretty low-key and does allow me to play to my strengths (as say, a stint as an attempted professional golfer would not), and it's fairly likely that I'll be able to retire comfortably one day. So is it a dream? No. But there are a lot of worse things out there. Even if I were to make a change, it would be to something in the general area -- I'm too old to make a *big* change (which I did when younger) and be able to recoup the financial hit that would necessitate.

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