When I Knew Academia Was for Someone Else
A pink elephant
Let’s admit it: there are few of us who have not dreamed of collecting the ultimate accolade of academic accomplishment – the Nobel Prize. Not that it should be a goal for anyone, but it is far from unusual for high-aspiring, competition-thriving, über-achievers to picture themselves in the glory. Even if you are humble, chances are that your parents and teachers have told you how intelligent you were since first-grade.