Friday, 11 July 2014

The raison d'être of academia

Things never quite work out the way you want them to in academia (or when you play Germany). Finger clicking or reputation alone doesn't seem to do the trick. It's hard work, sheer doggedness, never accepting your fate, turning a rejection around to a positive, time management, keeping your staff engaged. And keeping the family happy at home! Why do we do it - it enriches us, makes life so much more interesting, and somewhere somehow you'd like to thing you are making a difference. Always useful to remind ourselves about our raison d'être when the chips are down!

Hector Chinoy PhD FRCP

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