Do You Have Any Unusual Awkward Moments?
I have a few, but one that I particularly remember happened back in 2020.
Yeah, that year.
Everything was remote but for some official things, we were allowed to visit certain places with permission.
At that time, I visited my co-supervisor for the very first time. I wanted to finalize both of my supervisors’ names as I have to submit them to the Ph.D. supervisory committee.
During our discussions, I showed him my research framework. He asked me, “why your framework is like the Ph.D. research framework, you are in a Master” I replied Prof. I am doing a PhD, not a Master 😅
He then said I thought you were in Master because you look very young. “I replied, yeah, a lot of people misunderstood in this way. In our Ph.D. class, it’s only me and another student of my age who are the youngest ones.”
I think a lot of people have some sort of misconception that a PhD can only be pursued by older people. But I believe age doesn’t matter especially when it comes to gaining knowledge and experience.
Besides, for the last few years, due to my life experiences, I always felt like I had outgrown the people my age. Whether it’s a good thing or bad, I have no idea.
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