The problem is, there’s no glamour in being a professor.
People don’t think of us as powerful and important, like politicians
and corporate executives; or as practicing a noble and beneficial
profession, like doctors; or as pulling down a bundle for a few
minutes work, like doctors, lawyers, and corporate executives; or as
romantically unprincipled and somewhat sinister, like politicians,
lawyers, and televangelists. In fact, people don’t think of us at all.
We get no crowds pointing us out and whispering to one another as we
walk by; no fathers telling their children that some day they may grow
up to be like us; no groupies.
Funny column, though.