Remember when back in May I started a brand new page in the The Toxicologist Today's catalog? Something like x-raying Science PhDs and all that matters about them? Well, I have been struggling to find time but most of all the energy to talk about a matter that affects so many different "students" or "PhD students-wanna be" these days. I wrote and erased, I opinionated and deleted, it was ever so hard to find the right words, to scheme them in a way that the meaning wouldn't affect your emotional structure, the structure wouldn't affect your present/future plans.
it was very hard and I kept postponing until the moment I felt something needed to be said but not by me. Something slightly more unbiased. Not that I feel any tendency to incur in fallacies, that's not the case. I wanted someone else to use the appropriate words, the emotional distance, the concrete lexical structure and the righteous emotional atmosphere so no one would have a word to say about it.
Back in May 2012 a person that takes by the name of V. K. Sinha commented the first part of this post. He/She said "Your information is So informative". That is why The Toxicologist Today exists; just because I am a person like anyone of you. I have hopes as I have fears, I cry as I smile, I fight as I fear, but in the end of the day information is preparation, and in fact the only weapon we can make use of before we jump into decisions.
Esteban Paredes, a Chilean colleague of mine from the Center for Biomolecular Sciences in the University of Nottingham, shared an amazing article on his Facebook page. This article is what I propose you to read, calmly, silently, smoothly, intellectually. Form your opinion, prepare yourself. Whatever you decide, information is the only tool you have for using beforehand, at present, in the future. Thanks.
The disposable academic
Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time
Read the original article accessing here.