These people are all taller than I am, stronger than I am and more tanned than I am.(Original post by QED)
Hardly a feat to be proud of.
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People who devoted much of their life to education watch
- 24-07-2009 20:35
- 24-07-2009 21:05
Wasting their lives.
- 24-07-2009 21:09
For some people, it'd be a really enjoyable way to spend their lives.
For me, it would be pure hell. One degree is enough for me. I'd personally rather get the work experience as opposed to the academic knowledge/conduct research for my whole life.
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(Original post by im so academic)
- 24-07-2009 21:45
What do academics *specifically* do?
(Original post by Windsprite)
- 24-07-2009 21:51
sporty and intelligent are not mutually exclusive.
I have 10 A*S and played for county hockey and netball !!
(Original post by Craig_D)
If I have my way, I will never willingly leave university. I want to get a BA, then an MA, a Phd and then become a Research Professor for the rest of my life.
I accept that this is unlikely to actually happen, but it's the way I would like my life to go.
(Original post by la fille danse)
- 25-07-2009 12:40
Research, write, teach, attend/speak at conferences.
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(Original post by Ben77mc)
- 25-07-2009 14:54
What's wrong with that, OP?(Original post by d123)
And what's wrong with this? I think this is a good thing, dedicating time to gaining more knowledge in a field.(Original post by Indubitably)
This. What's wrong with learning? Academics interact with people as well, since they have collegues and whatnot. Do you have some kind of grudge against smart people, OP?
I was having dinner with one of my lecturer and two of my mates and we were talking about movies and all of the sudden he (the lecturer) made a joke that i studied too hard and need to go out more. Well i was quite shock that he said that since he is a 'lecturer' but he's quite young, early 30's so i just ignore it. Beside he does not know my personal life that much anyways. And then he adds, he has a friend who's doing a PhD in some radar technologies and he told us that his friend got fed up with it, leave the academic, never look back and enjoyed his life. He was pointing the story at me (since most of the time his face was towards me at that time) as if it was meant for me. I was again shock and quite hurt by it but i just keep quiet since he's after all the lecturer and i've no interest to argue with him. Well he's quite known to be blunt, but sometimes blunt people talk before they think...in my opinion anyways. Well he's a good lecturer. He thought me two modules quite well. It's just that i was shock and quite hurt with it. I think this is the first time i mentioned it to anybody lol!
Also the other day, i was in the department, and one of my former lecturer who's also in her early 30's-currently doing her PhD asked me how many extra subjects i'm talking the semester (in my Uni is allowed to take extra subjects other than the compulsory one but very few people do it). After she asked me the question she made a silly face, those face when you made a sarcastic joke. If this were my mates i've no problems and it would not effect me much (i could have cared much about it) but they are lecturers! Well perhaps they are young and they themselves might not be the best at their own...how to say...field? but it did get to me a little bit
(Original post by BJack)
I don't see why this is necessary.
Big rant here lol. But i think you all know now why i post such thread. I just don't understand certain people. Is it too great of a danger that someone else like to study and have other interest as well (that they might not know?)Last edited by newman24x; 25-07-2009 at 14:57.