I think all undergrads who are toying with the idea of doing a PhD should read this cartoon. Doing a PhD just because your CGPA is good, or because some professor offers it to you (which may give you the illusion that you are smart) can lead to regrets later in life.
1. The only consolation seems to be the relatively large gap between PhD holders and non-PhD holders in Asia.
2.”… For many, the appeal of the ‘life of the mind’ – being buried in books and surrounded by the intellectual elite – is the ultimate fantasy …” – I wish that was true!
3. Apparently, the problem of lack of job opportunities for PhD holders has become important enough to warrant a Nature editorial on it.