Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Why I am a PhD student and what happens when you become one:

a. My parents have no idea what it is that I do, neither will yours
b. Your cynicism will increase at the same rate as your poverty
c. If Keynes says that in the long term we are all dead, you will most certainly have to ignore him
d. You will talk to more books than people
e. You will be socially awkward and conversationally inept
f. You will be overqualified and underpaid
g. "I'm doing a PhD" is not a good pick up line for anyone; you women in PhD programs will additionally intimidate merely mortal men. You will all end up with other PhDs or other deranged souls (the difference is minimal!)