I got in a taxi a few weeks ago and the driver didn’t wear his seat belt.
Nothing bad happened, we didn’t have far to go, it wasn’t raining and the roads were quite clear…
But WOW! was I nervous!!!
Most cars don’t get into accidents. Most drivers pay attention properly and do what they need to. Wearing a seat belt, as helpful and vital to safety as it is, shouldn’t be needed. You do it because the consequences could be awful if you don’t.
Over a full-time PhD you could do 6000 hours of work. You build up talent, knowledge, instinct – all of which is helpful in the several hours you’ll be in the viva. But you still need to invest time before then, a small period of viva preparation, to be ready. The relatively small amount of work can make the difference in your viva.
It can help you do your best work on the day rather than face a stressful situation you’re unprepared for. Take the time to cover all the little things you need.