Twenty days from now, I can technically be referred to as a doctor. The funny thing is I don't feel any more scholarly and I definitely cannot cure cancer. So I have created a personal yardstick for the required scholarliness to satisfy this doctorate. If I can describe my work and my scientific interests within 3 sentences or 30 seconds (whichever comes first) to any random layman that I meet, I can keep the right to be called a doctor. Otherwise, I would just be another elitist degree holder.