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Switching off by academics.

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Submitted by Ramana Rajgopaul (India), Sep 21, 2007 at 09:40

Why do you restrict this phenomenon to academics only? Let us look at practically any occupation, the same prevails. In business, the accountant remains an accountant, an HR manager an HR manager and so on and so forth. In government, the less said the better. Lawyers and Medical Practitioners no better.

This is a phenomenon aptly called the "Barnacle Phenomenon". The Barnacle's existential crisis is solved, the minute it finds a place to get stuck to. After that, it simply grows, ossifies and dies in the same place.

Most people make a living. Very few live.

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