Why your thesis advisor really matters!
This story made me lough…read it and enjoy!
Story : Scene: It’s a fine, sunny day in the forest, and a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.
Fox: “What are you working on?” Rabbit:”My thesis.” Fox:”Hmm. What is it about?” Rabbit:”Oh, I’m writing about how rabbits eat foxes.” (incredulous pause)
Fox:”That’s ridiculous! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat foxes!” Rabbit:”Come with me, and I’ll show you!”
They both disappear into the rabbit’s burrow. After a few minutes, gnawing on a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes typing. Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.
Wolf:” What’s that you are writing?” Rabbit:” I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves.” (loud guffaws) Wolf:” You don’t expect to get such rubbish published, do you?” Rabbit:” No problem. Do you want to see why?”
The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow, and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.
Finally a bear comes along and asks, “What are you doing? Rabbit: “I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eats bears.” Bear: “Well that’s absurd! Rabbit: “Come into my home and I’ll show you”
SCENE: Inside the rabbit’s burrow. In one corner, there is a pile of fox bones. In another corner, a pile of wolf bones. On the other side of the room a huge lion is belching and picking his teeth.
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— It doesn’t matter what you choose for a thesis subject. — It doesn’t matter what you use for your data. — What does matter is who you have for a thesis advisor.