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Being an average PhD

by eng77
on September 09, 2018
I was watching the sitcom "Friends", a conversation between Ross and Phoebe about how can an "average" PhD date a girl who used to be with scientists who won 1 million dollar grant. I liked the expression average PhD. All of us who started a PhD or even thought of applying to a PhD have dreamt of winning Nobel prize or being a highly distinguished scientists. The reality that most do not. Sometimes we get disappointed and demotivated when hit by this fact. Actually having a Bachelor has gotten us already above average in education. Earning a PhD degree is really something. How much percent of our aquaintance has a PhD?
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What not to do in a PhD

by eng77
on September 03, 2018
Hi all. Being someone who started a PhD and was not able to complete it, I think you might want to know what I think I have done wrong. It could be useful to avoid it. I do not claim I know the way to paradise and I am sure I can tell you the way to avaoid hell.
Usually you read the stories of sucess to follow them. But let us now look on an unhappy story to try to learn from it. Usually bad experience is not shared.
My very first mistake was realising I have issue and still denying it or delaying confrontation. I listened to people who said. Oh this is normal. Usually this is PhD and blabla. I should have spotted the difference between "normal" worries and depression and major specific problems.
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