Tag Archives: Anxiety

Things to Repress about Grad School

One of the most unfortunate things about my current living situation is how few of my old friends still live in this city, so as you might imagine, I was absolutely delighted when my best friend from High School returned … Continue reading

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The Efficient-World Hypothesis

I have many vices, but a belief in the Just-World Hypothesis is not one of them. I do not personally believe that there is any moral order to either nature of history*, and indeed, I am of the impression that … Continue reading

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Irony

The strange fact about my present unemployment is that I suddenly feel far more intellectually productive than I have in months. Recently, I’ve been reading up on the history of science, quantum computing, modern cosmology, and magic tricks. I am … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Disturbances

I’m not a good sleeper. I’m prone to bouts of insomnia, and even when I do manage to sleep, I can rarely sleep deeply enough that I won’t be woken several times in the night by random sounds. I can … Continue reading

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Where Did My Anxiety Go?

Recently, in a fit of boredom, I decided to re-read every single facebook status update that I have made in in 2013. I must admit, I’ve noticed a very stark change in my overall mannerisms between the first half of … Continue reading

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Victory At Last

I spent pretty much all of last week preparing for yesterday’s thesis defense, culminating in a “practice run” which took place last Friday afternoon. I had originally intended to deliver this exclusively to a group of my fellow graduate students, … Continue reading

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Fear as a Motivator

I am irrationally frightened of my thesis advisor. I say ‘irrationally,’ because he is in truth actually a very nice guy and my interactions with him almost always go well. But he has this way of putting the fear of … Continue reading

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