The right reasons for doing a PhD

Students who wish to do a PhD should make sure that they are in it for the right reasons. Doing a PhD is not for those who wish to become rich quick. It often involves sacrificing a certain level of income for a few years till the program is complete. A doctorate is also no guarantee of prestige or acquiring status in society. A PhD should only be undertaken by those who have a genuine thirst for knowledge and do not mind spending hours and hours on painstaking research. It is perfect for people who wish to contribute to the existing body of knowledge in a discipline.