I want to be an engineer, and I don’t want to waste my time trying to be a physicist or a mathematician.
I want a PhD. I have a PhD, and it is my life’s work.
The reason is simple.
I can’t find a PhD program that is a good fit for me.
I know that many of my friends have PhDs, and many of them are extremely bright.
I could get a PhD by working in a research lab, but I don