Former McDonald’s service crew who became a lawyer inspires netizens with his story

Atty. Howard Chan, a former McDonald’s service crew member who eventually became a lawyer in 2015, shared the struggles he experienced before finally reaching his dream.

In a post on his blog Filipinolosophy, Atty. Chan revealed that he came from a working class family. Although they had rich relatives capable of offering help during times they had no food, electricity or water, these people chose to simply ignore them.

Because of this experience, he developed a prejudice against rich people who refused to help the needy. Stressing that he’s not anti-rich, Atty. Chan expressed his admiration for well-to-do-people who make efforts to help others.

PHOTO CREDIT: Atty. Howard Chan/Filipinolosophy
`PHOTO CREDIT: Atty. Howard Chan/Filipinolosophy

“When I became a lawyer, I just knew that I have to be that kind of lawyer that I admire back in the days when we were struggling. I don’t have to be the smartest or the most prominent. I just want to be one of the most judicious and moral,” he wrote.

Aside from working as part of the service crew, Atty. Chan previously worked as a laborer, carwash boy, house painter, virtual assistant, call center agent, and website manager before passing the 2014 Bar Exams. In April 2015, Atty. Chan was admitted to the practice of law.

He owns Filipinolosophy,  a site which aims to teach Pinoys to have “a critical approach when it comes to daily occurrences in life.”

Read Atty. Chan’s full article here.

Featured image credits to Filipinolosophy.

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