A list of things that do NOT signal someone should quit academia or isn’t cut out for it:
1. They focus on activism and social justice instead of solely research
2. Their work slips when going through a major life event (death in family, divorce, etc.)
3. They require time off for their health or well-being (and they ask for it)
4. They don’t ignore emotional abuse from their colleagues, supervisors, peers, or whoever else
5. They aren’t willing to sacrifice time with their family, their friends, or time with themselves just to publish one more paper
6. They have a life outside of academia
7. They’re disabled
8. They didn’t have a 4.0 GPA in college
9. They need mental health support
10. They bury themselves in their work when stressed

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