- Starting my Masters
- Taking a course before my Masters attended mostly by people with PhD's (including a number of people who are my Master's professors)
- Decided that a normal course load wasn't enough and went off and signed up for a Mechanical Engineering course ... when my background is nursing.
- Took a 10 week PRIDE course complete with huge binder
- Picked a difficult Thesis subject for my Masters
I really am a glutton for punishment aren't I? Why do I do it? Not sure I entirely know the answer, nut I'll give it a shot.
When I walk away from a class with a headache from thinking too much I know I've made some intellectual progress. Add to that the fact that there are a million different things to learn in the world if I take it slow I'll never accomplish everything that I want to. To top it off, by absorbing information and learning from many fields on many topics I become a resource for those around me. That means that I can help to build the world's scientific knowledge and I become irreplaceable to my company.
All in all, I'll probably never learn. After all why walk when you can run?