Make love, not war.
In spite of having large theoretical and practical background in social sciences, biology, and arts, I have decided that getting Ph.D. in one of these fields is not suitable for me due to the following reasons:
- modern top-level international universities function as large corporations but not as temples of science; and considering my negative experience of dealing with university and large companies in Russia, I don't see any place for myself in the international academic system too;
- it requires complete change of lifestyle from remote work back to office work with fixed hours, but it is not in my interests;
- I have read about Ph.D. overproduction and hard low-paid work of postdocs, but sacrificing life for the science is not interesting for me too.
Maybe, I'm not correct; however, this decision is based on information I collected gradually over many years.
Sometimes, I use pseudonym "Kamil Rafik"; for example, it is still present in the name of one of my domains. This pseudonym was created in the period of my career when I tried to become a professional filmmaker.