"You get to graduate school and suddenly you are not the smartest person in the class anymore, You're surrounded by really smart people. This can be a shattering experience for entering grad students as they try to find their place... many grad students have a persistent feeling that they are hiding the shameful secret of how unutterably stupid they are. They feel like everybody else is smart, and they are the only dumb one in class. Often students live in fear of being found out - a common nightmare is that someday the admissions committee is going to realize they sent the wrong letter, that they were admitted by accident."
So I recognize that:
I was rarely the smartest person in class.
I'm not entirely unutterably stupid.
I feel like an impostor & it's nice to know I'm not alone.
Hopefully I can walk away with my degree,
before anybody figures it out.