Being a grad student is not glamourous. It might not even be prudent. However, sometimes it is awesome.
For example, today one of the things I need to do is think about power. Â Yeah, that’s on my to-do list. Â And for moments like that I feel that’s it’s all worth it, because having a time in one’s life when one’s job is to learn and think critically about huge thorny questions – and then make some progress in figuring them out – is a luxury and a gift.