All entries for Thursday 07 July 2011
July 07, 2011
I've got this theory that guilt is a key driving force for many PhDs.
This is hardly an original theory. If I was to conduct a thorough literature review I'd no doubt be citing innumerable personal accounts (and of course a large number of strips from PhD Comics) that bemoan the impact of guilt: guilt about not having written enough, guilt about not having read enough, and guilt about being woefully unprepared for the next supervision. However, I'd like to offer a positive spin on the phenomenon of residual guilt.