I’m thinking of applying here. But because of CMU’s rules, I have to decide now whether I want to apply for this. This lead to a slightly hysterical conversation with this one about what I do and don’t like about school.
I like learning new ways of thinking about people and places, so that when I interact with them I can be open without fear. I like reading, and writing, and arguing theory. I love learning.
I feel smaller in school than I do during my summer internships, or work in Pittsburgh. The goals and issues and need for me feel more limited. And I hate sitting quietly in classrooms.
No real resolution to this post, just a question:
Why should I go to grad school?
“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory”–Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
“Why should I go to grad school?”
I dunno? Why should you?
You don’t mention any reasons why you should go. Do you have any goals in life (e.g. teaching, research, specific job) that require an advanced degree?