depression

Onegin

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Absolutely. I think it’s worse once you get the job. Exercise helps a lot. A lot.
 
Absolutely. I think it’s worse once you get the job. Exercise helps a lot. A lot.
Worse once you get the coveted buy-side quant resesarch/sell side desk quant jobs? That's literally what you pursued credentials for years and years to finally get, I find this hard to believe.

Physical health and exercise is orthogonal to mental health for the most part in my experience--the real hard part is fixing what goes on inside your head I think.

I just wish I could be less depressed so I can be more intrinsically motivated to just enjoy what drove me to this field in the first place--a love of applied mathematics.
 

Onegin

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C++ Student
I hope you’re right. For me, the meaning comes from working towards a target. Once in an investing role, I should make money for clients. That’s far from trivial, and much more randomness is involved than following a prescribed course of study. I think it would be devastating to do all this prep and find out I’m really not that useful. Fear of that outcome has been a helpful motivator for me.
 
I hope you’re right. For me, the meaning comes from working towards a target. Once in an investing role, I should make money for clients. That’s far from trivial, and much more randomness is involved than following a prescribed course of study. I think it would be devastating to do all this prep and find out I’m really not that useful. Fear of that outcome has been a helpful motivator for me.

I actually like the idea of that. You could be a PhD, or a math genius who won putnam and went to an ivy league school and have perfect grades, and still not be useful when it comes time to do stuff (I think those things are correlated to being good, at least weakly, but are no means guarantees). I've heard that good strategies come from all kinds of people once you're inside. But the hard part is getting inside in the first place.
 
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