Dear Graduate Student

Today I wanted to say so much to someone, but sometimes it is best to not say a word and suck it up. Instead, I am going to write it in letter form here – I’m sorry that this is not an interesting post, I just wanted to let my feelings out and move on with my day. Thank you!

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Dear Graduate Student,

Please do not make me feel unworthy. Please do not look at me like I am a nuisance. And please, do not treat me like I am not worth your time.

I understand that you have a higher position than me in terms of our education – and I would not doubt that you have much more experience than me in matters such as life and university among many others.

However, I would greatly appreciate you treating me as a human being worthy of some respect. I am treading the same path you walked upon just a few years ago. Although you are in disbelief that I am asking such simple (and therefore annoying) questions, I would like to remind you that you were once in my shoes and asking such ‘simple’ questions.

If I don’t ask questions, how will I learn? If I don’t learn, how will I grow as a person?

Please let me learn even if that means I have to take up 2 minutes of your time by asking some ‘simple’ questions. Please do not deprive me of my excitement to learn. And please – do not do this to anyone else.

Sincerely,
An undergraduate student who wishes to be respected

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