I remember it like it was yesterday. Col. Nathan Jessep sits scowling from the witness stand asking, “You want answers?” Lt. Kaffee answers defiantly, “I want the truth!” “You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” Awesome. Underdog Daniel Kaffee did the unthinkable. In that moment, an 11-year old me knew what he wanted to be when he grew up – an attorney. Almost immediately, I started practicing anyway I could. I gave my parents elaborate presentations that overwhelmingly proved why my bed time being pushed back from 8:30 to 9 p.m. would allow me to greater develop my social skills. I loved playing Devil’s advocate on topics I couldn’t care less about – successfully arguing why Alicia Silverstone was a better actress than Julia Roberts. I even went to college with my major set in Political Science. I was ready. Eventually, college taught me less about what I wanted to do and more about who I wanted to be. Two years into my major, I no longer wanted to be an attorney. The dream was over.
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