From this poor soil grow such weeds as:
We watched Draft Day last week and I really enjoyed it as a movie about people and motivation. It struck several chords with me. When I worked within a system, it sometimes looked like the boundaries were constraints. The system I worked for had only one rule though and that rule was iron clad. One broke it at one's dire peril. [Not anymore of course. Now they have 666 unbreakable rules] On the other hand, success was always rewarded with an open hand. That was the movie in a nutshell. Socrates nailed it long ago with, "To your own self be true."
If you read the article linked from Above the Law you will see that entry level Assistant District Attorneys make about the same money starting out as young officers in the Armed Forces do. Given that they're about as useful to society, I don't have a problem with that.