Saturday, October 18, 2008

Jorge Cham is psychic

Listening to: 'Miniature Disasters' by KT Tunstall [Eye To The Telescope]

So I've previously alluded to the whole purpose of me doing a PhD. And I've also waxed lyrical about PhD Comics (if you don't know what it is by now, well shame on you). I thought I had become accustomed to Dr Cham reading my mind, but I have to say, his latest entry floored me.

Reasons for TA'ing
This comic is a continuation of a set starting with this comic

I mean how spooky is it that he uploaded this comic days after I decided that this is exactly why I want to teach? The proverbial light bulb switching on above a student's head is, for me, the most rewarding part of my PhD experience thus far. Successful experiments come a close second, but those are so few and far between that I've almost given up on the idea that I have anything to do with it! When one of my former supervisees told me that I was one of the best supervisors he'd ever had, I wanted to cry tears of joy (the fact was probably evident by my ear-to-ear grin).

Everyone has their own drug. Mine is seeing others improve their understanding, and knowing that I had something to do with it.

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Speak now, or forever hold your peace (well not really)!