I Finally Got a Ph.D.: It's a Stoic Success Story

A Ph.D. isn't for everyone, but you can get one if you have a strong why

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I was born a year before the Liberian civil war that lasted for 14 years. I survived the war where more than 250, 000 Liberians lost their lives and also experienced the Ebola endemic before my departure to Istanbul, Turkey.




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Jackson Weako

Jackson Weako

I write about personal growth, academic life, and how to apply Stoicism in your life to unlock your maximum potential. Editor — Graduate Student Survival Guide

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