honestly the idea in academia that those with more degrees or papers or accolades should be given more respect is frankly an elitist one. like just because your efforts and struggles in life are things that provided you with concrete indicators of your effort does not make you better than anyone else. i work my ass off to get out of bed every morning but you don't see me demanding any extra respect for it. shove your dick back in your pants dude come on
@rose my fav professor's quote is: diplomas are just paper, titles are just words.
that's an amazing quote wish more people had that mindset
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