Chubby Rules      

The Problem with Lawyers

Life lessons from Chubby (my dad) and other smart folks I’ve met on the road.

“Why do you want to be a lawyer?” Chubby asked.

“Because they’re rich, smart, and people do what they say,” I shot back.

“How do you know lawyers are rich?” Dad continued.

“Cause you’re always complaining about how much they charge!” I answered.

“Fair enough,” Dad said with a smile.

“So how do you know lawyers are smart?”

“Cause you call ‘em when you’ve got a problem,” I replied.

“Greg, you’re thinkin’ pretty quick,” Dad said with a laugh.

“But what makes you think people should do what lawyers say?” he asked.

“Isn’t that why we call ‘em?” I replied. “To know what to do.”

“Greg, suppose a friend lost his job. He owes you money he simply can’t pay. Your lawyer says sue. Would you?”

Chubby Rule Decide for Yourself

“Not when you put it like that,” I answered.

“Greg, professionals have specialized knowledge. Listen. Learn. Use them to help you make better decisions. Don’t let them make your decisions.”

What did I learn from Chubby that day?

Learn from others. Decide for myself.

Chubby Rule Think for Yourself


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