Gonzo, there are so many things here, I am wondering how many people you have collaborating on your posts because there is very little congruency of message.
so read my mind, already! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
Seriously, this is why ultimately I avoided trial work... I tend to work under the strange circumstance that many people share my broad base of knowledge & experience. My early litigation experience was frustrating, because I had to keep making points that were so freakin' obvious to me -- I thought to myself, "if I can see this, everyone can!"
I'm writing all this myself, and without revising it in a WP program before posting. It's all ad liberatum
and free association, so I'm sorry if it confuses you.
You have confused my dislike of heroes with my true and real acknowledgment that others have more wisdom or experience or both in any given area. My skiing guru (whom nolo knows) is someone I admire and respect, he skis like the wind and his coaching has been irreplaceable. But is he my hero? Do I want to mold my life after his? No.
I think that perhaps you have assumed a personality profile for me, and that you have assumed incorrectly. I can't quite tell why or how, but you have guessed incorrectly about my thoughts on almost every issue you've asked about.
What surprises me is that you have questioned what I thought was a pretty well-thought-out statement regarding the difference between nolo's purpose in this thread, and the message I've been trying to convey. You've guessed wrongly about most of what underlies my statements that you block-quoted. It might be easier for me to just give this thumbnail.
I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. I'm not conservative or liberal. I like capitalism's competitive market theory because it inspires us to strive. However, I don't like the amoral way in which some try to compete in our market economy. I don't have any heroes, but I'm not an anarchist. I don't see the need to amplify the accomplishments of an "entrepreneur," but I would join the chorus that continually sings about the need to seek one's best at one's best level and about the perils of mediocrity and complacency.
Extrapolate from that what you will. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]