Shadowman wrote:He was getting a PhD in neuroscience, it's not like he was just some nobody.
Getting a PhD or even having a PhD doesn't make you anybody. You're just another forgettable guy with a larger debt than the average American.
Shadowman wrote:And what's even crazier is that he wasn't just some nutjob who snapped his last snap and went on a rampage, he was getting his PhD in neuroscience, that's not the kind of thing stupid crazy people get to do.
Doctoral programs don't screen for sanity. In fact, mental illness is positively correlated to educational attainment (the more highly educated you are, the more likely you are to have a mental disorder). The general stress of a doctoral program and the sometimes inhumane treatment you get in the doctoral program does nothing to facilitate good mental health, either.