People love to hate on lawyers. Are lawyers greedy evil people or an awesome way to understand a fundamental component of success? Should we hate on them, or realize they’re innocent and not to blame?
If you try to entice someone to break the law, it’s actually illegal and called entrapment. It’s not ok to leave a pile of cash and drugs sitting in plain view inside your car, with the doors unlocked, and wait for someone to break the law and steal it.
What’s the difference between a lawyer that sees someone spill hot coffee on themselves and sues and makes millions, vs the situation I just described? If there is a low effort, low risk way to make money, people will go for it. If it happens to be low risk and low effort to sue McDonalds to make money, then people will do it. Therefore, you can see that the judge is to blame for many of these legal problems. Stop the stupid judges, you’ll stop the stupid lawsuits.
Patent trolls, frivolous lawsuits, and so on are only a massive problem because of the judges that let these lawyers win and award huge sums of money.
People would stop hating lawyers so much if judges used good sense in cases. When you see a lawyer right now, it’s someone that is looking for loopholes and gaps in the logic of law, motivated often by greed and selfishness. But that wouldn’t happen if the judges didn’t entertain these antics. We’d laugh at frivolous lawsuits taken up by these awful lawyers, because we’d know that the judge would not even entertain these ideas to begin with.
It’s true for all things – massively rewarding awful behavior will ensure that behavior will not stop.
But wait! The judges are just enforcing laws put in by people in Congress. Let’s blame Congress! But wait, Congress is just the House of Representatives and the Senate. Let’s blame the Senate! But there’s 100 people (Senators) in the Senate. Let’s blame a specific Senator! But Mr. Senator is a terrible person because of his parents…let’s blame his parents! And so on.
Everyone can be blamed.
But successful people often blame themselves for everything. We hear good advice saying to take responsibility and don’t play the victim. But why, and how? The only way to do this is to blame yourself, for everything, as it’s the only way to have a semblance of control in your life. If you’re out of control of everything, meaning everyone else is to blame, why bother doing anything, or trying anything? It’s more reasonable, and realistic, to feel like you have control, and the only way you can do this is to realize some wonderful news…
It’s all your fault.