Matthew Williams
  • Male
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Matthew Williams's Groups

Matthew Williams's Discussions

Grad school and family building

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathanael Apr 21, 2014. 10 Replies

Is it a decidedly bad idea to start having kids while in graduate school?Having only 1 more year of undergrad left, I have started looking at graduate programs. Also, having every reason to believe…Continue

Shared Occupational Interest

Started this discussion. Last reply by TKM Jan 31, 2014. 13 Replies

Having recently decided that I was ready to start pursuing a relationship again, I have a question about matters of mutual interest. How helpful is it, in your experience, to have an occupation that…Continue

The Week Before the Mudder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Monster Aug 4, 2013. 5 Replies

I have my first Tough Mudder next Saturday. I've been training fairly regularly leading up to it and know that where I'm at now is where I'll be next week. Do any of you veteran mudders have any…Continue

Surviving the End of the Semester

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Dec 5, 2012. 4 Replies

Memento mori, my fellow men.It is the end of the semester, and I have nothing left in the tank. No interest, no willpower. Yet I still need to do a lot of work for a philosophy paper, as well as…Continue

 

Matthew Williams's Page

Latest Activity

Nathanael replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"What field (besides law) are you considering?  What sort of financial support can you get from a school while studying it?  Why add a law degree? Generally, humanities programs don't offer great support, especially for those just…"
Apr 21, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Is that an official announcement?  Heh. JB"
Apr 21, 2014
Matthew Williams replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Right now I'm thinking a master's at the very, very least. I am seriously considering a dual master's/law degree. Ph.D work is highly likely, but I'm in no hurry to get there if it isn't urgently needed. The lady will be…"
Apr 21, 2014
Sean replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Some people can pull it off, others can't. I thought I could work on my Ph.D supporting and raising a family at the same time.  It turned out I was wrong, and I eventually abandoned the degree.  You may be able to pull it off, but it…"
Apr 21, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Not at all.  My oldest was born while I was in law school.  Everything was fine.  You tend to have more time when you're in school than when you're in the real world, actually.  And, babies aren't as expensive…"
Apr 21, 2014
David F. replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"When I finished my masters, we had our son.  I could not go back for a third degree for about 2 years.  The first two years of a little one's life take allot of energy time and focus. The first year is running on little to no sleep.…"
Apr 21, 2014
Nathanael replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Quite a few of my friends in grad school are married with children.  It certainly can work, though more factors need to be considered. What kind of degree are you planning on?  What are your lady's plans?  Will you be close to…"
Apr 18, 2014
Steve Dallas replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"We put it off until I am done(3ish more weeks)"
Apr 18, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"It may not be a decidedly bad idea to start a family while in school but it does make both rather much harder.  I didn't get married while in the Navy because I understood what effect my military activities would have on a family with me…"
Apr 18, 2014
Matthew Williams posted a discussion

Grad school and family building

Is it a decidedly bad idea to start having kids while in graduate school?Having only 1 more year of undergrad left, I have started looking at graduate programs. Also, having every reason to believe that the lady I am dating will be my wife in the future has me thinking about the children we will probably be having. I'd rather not delay in starting a family for too long, but I also want to be able to dedicate enough time to being a father.Naturally, this post is primarily (though not…See More
Apr 18, 2014
Matthew Williams replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"One of the most insightful books I've ever read."
Feb 26, 2014
Sebastian replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"i think mutual interests are very important in a relationship. I absolutely love to travel and in case I would have a girlfriend who hates to travel, I couldn't enjoy this part of my life with her. I would always want a girl who loves o travel…"
Jan 31, 2014
D Whaler replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I totally agree with this as well.  Having had dated someone for over two years who was easy on the eyes but a complete space cadet I will agree that being able to meet at a similar intellectual level is necessary for a good relationship. …"
Jan 30, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"Generally no, it doesn't matter what you and your wife/girlfriend does.  What matters is the respect you have for each other's career."
Jan 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
""I think it's best to have someone on a close-enough intellectual level you can understand each other" I agree with this. IMO it's best if you have a partner who's in your intellectual ballpark. Not necessary absolute…"
Jan 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I hear that. My wife is a lawyer. I'm not. But I was with her throughout lawschool and I've worked at an international law firm so I'm familiar enough with the industry that I can have an intelligent enough conversation about it.…"
Jan 30, 2014

Profile Information

Interests
Philosophy, history, biology, theology, martial arts
Music
Josh Garrels, Two Steps from Hell

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Wynne replied to Jay D's discussion How long do i wait till i ask for (another) raise?
"If you are currently making less than the position would pay for a new hire. It is appropriate to ask for a raise within 90 days. It should not take an employer more than 90 days to determine if you deserve a wages in line with your position."
8 minutes ago
Wynne replied to James Smith's discussion Greetings from Georgia
"Welcome James"
19 minutes ago
Carl Monster replied to David F.'s discussion How does one settle one’s mind from how life worked out vs how you thought it would go?
"Plan for instability. Sorry about your son. Keep your fingers crossed. As for vision; don't look back. Look ahead. Make a new vision."
1 hour ago
Carl Monster replied to Brandon's discussion Over-dressing-- How inappropriate is this?
"Dress nicely, but also have a little fun. That's what will break the ice with people. I can't tell you have many times I've been at a function and someone will approach me and say they love something about what I've chosen to…"
1 hour ago
Steve Dallas replied to Pale Horse's discussion Things You Hate
"I thought it was better. What they can do with CGI is unfreakinreal"
2 hours ago
Persona non Grata replied to Sir's discussion The red pill
"That said my views as of now are thus follows:.1 - I tend to be biased toward anything politically incorrect simply because it's politically incorrect; I view excessive political correctness as a problem.Regarding the "Roosh V"…"
2 hours ago
Shane replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"And now you know the definition of "cuckservative"."
2 hours ago
Brian S replied to Brandon's discussion Tattoos
"I want to get tatted. A shoulder. half sleeve would be good. I wear a suit to work and I roll my sleeves up but having a tatt wouldn't change how I dress ."
2 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service