Thursday, 1 November 2012
Academia, love, friendship and being.
When we hear people say that academics take themselves too seriously, maybe we are partly to blame for that, maybe we have put them in that position, maybe we've helped them believe their minds are so brilliant we couldn't survive without them. So, whatever your point of reference as you read this, give yourself time to remember what's really important in life. Your health, the people you love, the relationships you have with others and yourself, surely these are the priorities? Yours and others academic achievements will leave a legacy for future generations, but being here and loving those with you now has to be up there at the top of the list of priorities, it certainly is for me.
"Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that." - Michael McKean
"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." - Albert Einstein