I have this running joke about how I made life difficult for myself while doing my PhD.
I call it the “DOn’t Do What I Did” brochure. I mentioned this line today to a research acquaintance and he thought I meant- “Don’t Study what I study.” So, in an act of reassuring him I am not so egotistical, i produced the beta version of the brochure:
Also, I made a joking reference to “don’t do what I did.” I think you misunderstood me. Life is too short and being a scholar is too important to get worried about turf wars. I welcome our mutual and complimentary interests. I have a running joke about how I am the poster child for how not to do a dissertation.
- – Don’t do it across an ocean.
- – Don’t use a method you never studied
- – Don’t do mixed method.
- – Don’t have kid(s).
- – Don’t teach FT while dissertating.
And so on…