I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)

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Re: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)

Post by Lay Vegan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:17 pm

Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Well, it's not just for any material benefit, it's just to push the boundry of human knowledge a tiny, tiny, TINY bit.
It sounds like you’re in it for the right reasons. :) After your undergrad years, you’ll likely devote the next 5+ years of your life conducting extensive research & specialized training in your field, and with relatively little income to support yourself. You’ll miss a sizable number of years that could’ve been spent getting a more practical/applicable job; making money that could’ve been invested toward your retirement, donated to charity, or used toward rent or buying a home.

That said, a PhD will certainly be crucial when applying for research grants and establishing your creditability as a scientist. So if that’s the life you want to pursue I say go for it.
Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:16 pm
It's also on my bucket list.
Well that's certainly one of the kinder things I've seen on a bucket list. :lol:
Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:16 pm
@brimstoneSalad talked with Teo about it a few months back, so I would say yes.
I mean he probably has a PhD in some field, but he also seems to value his anonymity, so I won't bother asking for confirmation (or for their publications) :mrgreen: .
Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Well, it was more of like me just talking too much. I almost never correct a teacher in front of the whole class, unless it's something incredibly minor, like a computational error. But yeah overall just me running at the lip you know what I'm saying.
Apologies! I didn't realize you meant you "over-participate" in class. Participation is definitely a good thing. I wish I were more outgoing in high school.

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