I was talking with my wife about our oldest son’s post-clerkship job search. He has an offer from a firm and is pursuing an offer for another position that he would prefer. The legal market is quite tough, to state the obvious, and we don’t want him to let the good offer he has slip through his fingers. Judy said “I wish he listened more to our advice.” I replied “I didn’t listen to my parents’ advice when I was that age–or to anyone’s advice.” She looked straight at me and said “you still don’t.”
That explains a lot.