When is a GED better than a PhD? Now! Kai Ma tells yet another story of disaster and despair in the humanities. One of her correspondents tells her:
Every single academic, especially in the humanities, has a tinge of buyer’s remorse [about their PhD]. You see your peers in law or business school make down payments on homes and buy cars and go on vacation. But as a PhD student, you’re in your 30s, still renting an apartment and driving an ’84 Corolla. It’s not cute.
Advice: Learn a trade!