Wednesday's Brief: Virginia Woolf
Midweek catch-up and the only stuff I could understand from three stories by Woolf
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It's midweek catch-up. How's this week going compared to last week?
What's Virginia Woolf doing in our brief, you're probably wondering.
See, I have 14 books by her on my bookshelf. I have read only five. Another five are unfinished. I can tell you for free – Woolf's writing is chaotic. I only get around to understanding about 20% of her stories.
But, I tasked myself to getting a keepsake from at least some of her stories and here are a few quotes – basically the only things I understood from these three short stories. Trust me to link their application to studying Law. Let's go.
The Shooting Party
memory is a light that dances in the mind when the reality is buried
Things naturally move from reality to memory. This is why I'm huge on documenting things and even included it in this final year bucket list.
Documented realities – whether images, videos, audio, or journal entries – help to rekindle the light of memory even when the reality is long buried. So, document your undergraduate journey. You won't regret it.
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The New Dress
We are all like flies trying to crawl over the edge of the saucer
I'm not sure what she meant by this (like I said, I hardly understand Woolf's chaotic writing) but here's what I think. Everyone's struggling. But our struggles all boil down to one thing. We all want to succeed. Knowing this should help you feel less alone in your journey and open to learning from others.
We're all weevils in a captain's biscuit
Again, I don't know where Woolf was going with this. Maybe that we're all someone's nuisance? Lol. Sorry, there's not much of a motivation here.
The Mark on the Wall
No, no, nothing is proved, nothing is known
Sometimes – a lot of times – there are grey areas. In those cases, it may seem like nothing is proved, nothing is known. But a sure way to get around issues like that is to start off with the known and bring your reasoning and arguing skills to the fore.
Everybody follows somebody
Yep. So, who do you follow? Following the right people – mentors, coaches, friends – can do a lot to fast track and strengthen your chances of success.
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This Week's Legal Tip 💡
When dealing with grey areas of the Law, fall back on the known. What do you already know about the issue? What certain laws exist on that matter or related ones? That defined, use legal reasoning to determine how those known laws or principles can guide the current case which falls in a grey area.
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