You know the old joke: “What do you call a lawyer floating face down in the lake? A good start"? I saw it in this article as I was thinking of Bridget and her reluctance to finish school and become a lawyer. The article may share some insights:
It is an interesting perspective to read. It says "Resolve to become a warrior, not a spectator, in the religious and cultural war." Perhaps Bridget doesn't want to be a warrier, religious or otherwise. Maybe she wants to simply be a spectator.