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Rejection and Superpowers

I was rejected for the NSF GRFP. When I got the notification, I opened the nice beer and great chocolate I had set aside.

Sanity check yourself before you nervous wreck yourself

A ton of academics talk about imposter syndrome - the belief that you're tricking everyone around you into thinking you're way better than you are, as good as they are, and the fear that they'll discover this ruse and cast you out.