So You Want To Get a PhD In The Humanities

How would you advise a student who decides she wants to go for a PhD in English literature? Not that it matters; the student doesn't really want advice, just a written recommendation. Despite the computer generated audio, this animation made me laugh. Warning: it might hit disturbingly close to home. Link

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I planned to get a Ph.D. in English Lit, but when I finished my master's degree, I suddenly realized what a terrible mistake I was headed for, so I quit. Now I'm a lawyer.
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Man. As a person with a PhD in American lit and Poetry married to (predictably) another person with the same whatnots, I have to say, yes, I have made horrible choices.

I will work harder!
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