Grad school is one of the craziest things you can willingly subject yourself to. You have to work 16 hours a day on one very specific subject, teach 3 courses, and live off of a $15,000 stipend. Sounds simple enough, right? Grad school is largely different for everyone, but there are certainly different types of postgraduate academics. There are the people who are in it for the long haul, and for the love of the game, aspiring to be academics in school forever. There are those who go into grad school straight after undergrad because they don’t know what to do with their lives. There are those purely in it for mercenary reasons, getting that professional degree and scramming as soon as possible. Whatever kind of grad student you are, you’re all united by the emotion of suffering. One needs to commiserate with their fellow grad students, and what better way to do that than through memes.