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I’ve started this tweet several times. One voice says it’s not people’s business and over sharing. Another voice wonders if never talking out loud about these sorts of things robs people from knowing and being known. So I’ll try again. I’ve decided to change my relation with econ
A little background. Here’s one of the over sharing parts. But I’ve struggled with insecurity in the profession from day one. It gradually disappeared because of friendships and as I became more confident about my research, but it also had been replaced with vanity.
I call vanity any belief that your personal identity or value is a function of how many pubs with certain prestigious titles you have on your vita. Same if you get your identity from your pedigree or job. I separate vanity from compensation and from the meaningfulness of the work
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