That statement was said by a character in Shakespeare’s Henry VI and has been a popular quote over the years. Though its mostly quoted out of frustration felt when attempting to understand our laws which drives us to the point of heavy drinking, did you know that the real meaning behind those words are quite different than what people think? What Shakespeare actually meant was that by removing those who understand law and hold social structure dear it would then make way for violent and drastic revolution. Maybe guessing a little here but I doubt that’s what most people think when they hear Shakespeare’s memorable words…right?
The butt of jokes and cartoons, attorneys are often portrayed by the media as soulless and self-profiteering coyotes who would do anything short of eating their young. But I ask you to stop and think for a moment– who do you need by your side more than any other person when human error, fate, karma, aligning of the stars or whatever else you want to call it, lands you in a hospital room or ER? Yeah, I know…at first you yell out for those who bring some kind of immediate support and comfort, but what do you NEED when the emotional smoke clears??? That’s right…the punch line of your jokes a few hours earlier…a lawyer!
A kiss on the forehead, a hug that seems to last for hours, or the reassuring “Don’t worry it will be OK” is just that…OK. But just try planting a wet one on the physician, hospital billing department or relentless debt collector and give him a reassuring “Don’t worry it will be OK” and you may find it doesn’t have the same effect it had on you. I’m not saying an opening icebreaker can’t be a good lawyer joke, but next time you warm up with one of those take a second and think about the people who spend years in law school and suffer as interns only to end up as your great one-liners. They are men and women that, after a win or lose, go home to their families carrying all the emotional strain of their clients while still maintaining their composure.
With that said, did you hear the one about the lawyer and a piranha?
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