Pride comes before the fall

September 13th, 2009 by ftobia

I’m in my first year of the economics PhD program at Georgetown University, and classes started last week. Everyone I talk to says how hard the first year is. Everyone. They are so certain of the time and effort we’ll have to put in, the sixty hours a week, the studying every day in the library. I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t entirely believe them.

Of course it will be tough. Tough is what I signed up for. But economics is not rocket science. And let’s be honest, I’m kind of good at school. At this point in my life I’ve been through a lot of it, and I’ve gotten my ass kicked a fair number of times. I am certainly no n00b.

So you know what? I hope the econ department gives me its worst. I’m ready. I can take it.

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