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Monthly Archives: April 2011
I have received several skeptical comments from someone calling himself Mr. Reality, who seems to take pleasure in belittling my search for fulfillment after BigLaw. You can see the comments.
These comments contain numerous mistaken assumptions about my personal situation, some of which I’ve corrected. But his most recent comment on my post on “Schadenfreude Among Friends” gives me a chance to do a reality check on my “journey of self-discovery” after nine months.… Continue reading →
My husband and I are in Boston to celebrate MIT’s sesquicentennial. As a Marshall Scholar and an MIT alum, my husband was invited to march in the procession to kick off MIT’s Next Century Convocation tomorrow, April 10, 2011, the 150th anniversary of the signing of MIT’s charter in 1861.… Continue reading →
I have always been fascinated by schadenfreude – the pleasure derived from another’s misfortune – an emotion perceived by many as mean spirited and contemptible.
Recently, I got a thoughtful comment asking my why I am so fascinated by it. I drafted several iterations of a response, but wasn’t satisfied with any of them as they were either too theoretical or shallow.… Continue reading →