The Seven Deadly Sins of Graduate School
by, 4th March 2013 at 10:50 PM (468 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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