Erik Recalls What MIT Was Like

Classes, homework, sleep – pick two.

Today’s Dilbert comic strip (http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20060224.html) reminds me of what MIT was like. I got my degree in electrical engineering from MIT in the 1980s. There simply was not time to go to all the classes, do all the homework, and get eight hours of sleep per night. Would you like a drink of water? Here’s the fire hydrant.

Panel 1: Welcome to Dogbert’s seminar on work-life balance.

Panel 2: First, review this list of your priorities.

  • Family
  • Job
  • Exercise
  • Vacation
  • Must-Dos
  • Medical
  • Eating
  • Hygiene
  • Sleep
  • Romance
  • Holidays

Panel 3: You have time for three things. Work and holidays are two. You get to pick the third.

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