‘Amen’ to ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’: ‘I didn’t think anyone would get hurt’
Former Ace Ventura: The Pet Detective writer Ben Levin has been hailed as “an unapologetic champion of the underdog,” and in an interview with Vice News he spoke to the difference between people who are able to overcome obstacles and those who can’t.
“I have the privilege to say, I don’t know, I was never told, ‘You can’t do this,'” Levin said.
“I’ve never been told I can’t be a lawyer, I can do this, I just don’t think it’s fair.”
While some people are born with a natural gift for business or finance, Levin said he often hears people complain that they don’t have the skills to succeed in their chosen fields.
“You’re a dumb dumb dumb idiot,” Levin said, referring to people who have a hard time doing the things they enjoy.
“It’s like, ‘I want to go into law, I want to be a doctor, I wanna be a dentist, I love to go to the movies, but I don’ wanna go to work every day.
I don,’t want to do that.'”
While he said that he believes that people with a passion for their chosen field have the potential to succeed, he said the “best of the worst” in the field are not always the best of the best.
“The worst of the worse have a tendency to be the smartest, most ambitious, the best, the brightest, and the smartest.
That’s the one group that are not, you know, always the smartest and the brightest.
But there are some that are always the brightest and the most ambitious,” Levin explained.”
But you can’t make a good law attorney without a great law partner, you can make a great lawyer without being a great partner, and that’s not always easy.
So it’s really a question of the kind of person you are, not necessarily who you’re working for.”
The vice president of the National Association of Trial Lawyers, Richard R. Hoch, who has been the national spokesperson for the Lawyer’s Guild of America, echoed Levin’s sentiments, saying, “It’s hard to find a good lawyer who can make an effective case in a jury trial, because they’re not trained in the issues they’re dealing with.
It’s also hard to get a good trial lawyer who’s not afraid to get into tough cases.”
But Levin isn’t taking the advice of the Law Society of Alberta or the American Bar Association too seriously.
“People in the profession are very quick to say the worst people are the dumb dumbest people, and you can say that in a very broad sense,” Levin told Vice News.
“There are some really smart lawyers that can get a lot of stuff done.
But for the most part, the dumbest, stupidest people are just not getting a fair shake.”
Listen to the full Vice News interview with Levin below: