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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Tales from academia

That akward moment when you realise that all your funding rejections are not because you're a misunderstood genius, but that you are a very well understood idiot.

2 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Pondering on this since reading it I wonder whether you rather meant (to write): ... but because you are considered an idiot.

Once again a fine reason, anyway, to regret that I was / am too lazy to learn English, properly.

Would you like to tell(me/us) more, friend/philosopher?

The peace of the night.

paul bowman said...

Something a lot of academics get to feeling, I'd imagine. Maybe best to strike both 'genius' and 'idiot' from regular usage for a while — and let your feet find ground again?