How to make peace with academia.

1) Acknowledge that the system is broken

2) Recognize that meritocracy is a farce

3) Admit that branding genealogy is a cult

4) Find your safe spaces and allies

5) Locate enjoyment in your research and/or teaching

6) Preserve this joy and guard it with moderate cynicism

7) Remember that your self worth is not determined by academic achievement

8) Recalibrate your equilibrium by airing occasional rants to seek solidarity

9) Rinse and repeat

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