Being a Loser in America
David Hoffman is apparently about my age. I also have a background in law, although I cannot say I have ever striven to be accepted into that world as he did. I opted out of it before I even got into it.
As for whether he is a loser and what exactly constitutes a loser, I would say the saying of Jesus about selling one's soul in exchange for the world applies here.
There are millions of apparent successes walking around in modern-day America who have no souls.