Bart Simpson on Graduate Students

"Bart! Don't make fun of graduate students. They just made a terrible life choice!" [0:19]

No. Fucking. Shit.

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Well, but we don't know how it turns out yet, do we? If you were descending into ever deeper moronity I would be worried. But you are clearly going the other direction, next stop: Wisdom. Or is it Acceptance? I forget. best, rb

okay, let's see here, the five stages of dealing with one's impending death are;

1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

whereas the five stages of dealing with the aftermath of a devastated career are;

1. shock and disbelief
2. positive thinking
3. bargaining for any form of employment whatsoever and being rejected anyway
4. acceptance and resignation to one's destroyed credit and employment history
5. despair and shame and hopefully, food stamps, medicaid and a clean bed in the local homeless shelter

where did wisdom fit into that paradigm? hrm, i think i missed it.

It does sound pretty shitty. Are you in real danger of losing your apartment? I expect people would help with that. rb

not yet! i am circling the drain .. slowly. i will sound the alarm when the lawyers are closing in, though.

i am just really pathetic and upset these past couple weeks -- you'd think i would be used to this sort of thing by now, but i am just suffering from an emotional hangover, thanks to spending the holidays all alone, as usual. i keep thinking that things will get better next year, but they never do, and i am really sick and tired of it all.

i'll get over it in a little while.

Is it that hard for a PhD to find a decent job? Then what should the high-school drop-outs do?

I think the problem here is that once you are done with grad school your expectations grow more than your capabilities. ~pierre


By Steve Higgins (not verified) on 09 Jan 2008 #permalink