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The Seven Deadly Sins of Graduate School

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by , 4th March 2013 at 10:50 PM (438 Views)
This was inspired by both watching lots of Fullmetal Alchemist, and by actual conversations I've had with my colleagues in the graduate student office.

I think that graduate school makes you kind of an expert in all seven of the deadly sins.

Envy: Of people my same age who have real careers, or who are fellow students and are getting published more often than I am.
Greed: Help me I'm poor!
Sloth: When I don't get reading done, or in general, using school as a way to delay getting a real job.
Gluttony: Pigging out every time we have a department event and there's lots of delicious finger food and wine, or somebody brings in free donuts to the student office, because, again, I'M POOR.
Pride: Showing off all the fancy, meaningless academic jargon I learn to feel smart in front of non-students.
Wrath: At myself every time I don't get stuff done that I need to get done. At public transportation when it makes me late for class.
Lust: Okay, maybe this is just me.
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  1. Paperhorse's Avatar
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    Envy and sloth is pretty accurate. lol.
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  2. Misato Katsuragi's Avatar
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    Yeah, I think some of these were "made more sense before I wrote them down."
  3. Jolene's Avatar
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    You can't beat me in pride. I learn big words and ancient proverbs just to sound smarter than my peers.
  4. Misato Katsuragi's Avatar
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    @Jolene; I can. Because what you described is all that grad school is.
  5. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    You can't beat me in sloth because I'm so lazy I can't even finish a sen
    Misato Katsuragi likes this.

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