Why do a PhD – Achieving Your Childhood Dreams?
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch gave a inspirational [last] lecture. Basically, saying you can work hard, keep faith in yourself and actually ACHIEVE the great thing you aspired! Pretty impressive lecture – some of us have done something similar – PhD! – with the hope of being a researcher and contribute to science/arts. Now, most PhDs can’t get a reasonable paying job to do research. Does this end seem to be the great thing you aspired? Evidence probably doesn’t suggest that.
Enjoy the lecture and see if you are still inspired and thrilled after finishing PhD.