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I'm a 23-year-old doctoral student studying clinical psychology. My wife and I up and moved across the country for my PhD program, and it has been quite a struggle, both emotionally and cognitively. Unfortunately academia doesn't tend to attract people of character (at least in my field). We are making it work though, and we have a lot to look forward to.
Reading many of y'alls posts here, I see many people who appear to be struggling with depression. Do your homework on evidenced based treatment, and please seek help. In this day and age there is know reason to suffer with depression, especially at such a young age. Find supportive people to be around, get treatment, and you can turn your life around.
Cognitively speaking, you still haven't reached your peak yet. Learn all you can in the next two years, because you will never be more intelligent! Happy b-day btw.
- About a year ago I quit my job of 2 years because I hated it, I had no plans, and probably 3 months of savings. I had a ton of anxiety when I made the decision to quit but one thought kept creeping back into my mind. When I'm on my death bed looking back, will I be proud of this moment? Will I be happy that I worked my 9-5 job that I hated? So I said Fuck it, and left.
Dude I have a friend that did the same thing! More power to ya
Right, it's kind of like a charitable crapshoot. It could just go to video games or drugs. Why not give the money to someone you know for a fact can put it to good use? People didn't just randomly give to a group of people to create Sean's Outpost. They gave their bitcoin to a person who stated he would feed the homeless with it.
Does anybody wonder if this money couldn't have gone to a better cause? I'd wager most MIT student's come from wealthy families or are extremely gifted.. why not give a hand-up to someone in need than give someone without need a handout? Instead of the intellectually gifted and fortunate, maybe give to families of children with special needs who are on the other side of the fortune continuum.