People who are not CFA (which is about 99% of us) wrote our Finance finals today. I saw this piece in WSJ weekend edition that talks about the trouble some aspiring CFAs in India go through to the certification.
a business student in India, took a trip to Nepal last week with four friends. To get there and back, they traveled for hours by airplane, taxi and rickshaw. They passed through border areas menaced by bandits.
They aren't adventure-seekers, or even tourists. Mr. Kumar and his friends are simply trying to take the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
Compared to this, the most any one of us could have done to get to the finals was getting up early to catch the BART.
When you keep things in perspective, suddenly the 7AM classes don't look that bad.