My exam was scheduled for twelve noon. I remember first stopping by my girlfriend’s apartment before then going to my windowless basement lab to run through the presentation one last time. I was unshaven and dressed like a typical PhD student: dirty sneakers, blue jeans and a wrinkled t-shirt. Ultimately, the effort I had put … Continue reading I failed my qualifying exam
Let it be your way of life - just don’t abuse it. “It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” - Unknown
Or else they won’t ask questions. They won’t challenge. They won’t care.
But be careful how you behave while you're wrong without knowing you’re wrong. That’s what sets the humble apart from the rest.
Those who don’t complain or make excuses or feel sorry for themselves. Those who simply push through it for the greater goal - for the good life.
Is greater than you think. It goes beyond only monetary measure. Consider your happiness, your convenience, your well-being, your preferences, your opportunity cost, and anything else that is important to you.
"The man who must fear his own memory is the one who has been ambitious in his greed, arrogant in his contempt, uncontrolled in his victories, treacherous in his deceptions, rapacious in his plundering, and wasteful in his squandering." Read: On the shortness of life, by Seneca.