Become A Scientist-ist!
1st Place in Derby #327: Scientists, with 299 votes
Wouldn't it be fun to be a scientist? To live on the cutting edge of human achievement? To … play with chemicals and stuff?
Or would it?
As a thought experiment to determine whether you would actually enjoy being a scientist, imagine how your current job would work:
- The best people in your field would review every report, presentation, and project you created.
- Your best work would not be recognized for years or decades after it was accomplished.
- None of your family or friends would be able to understand what, exactly, you do.
- If you made a mistake somewhere in your work, you might alter the course of human history.
- Your office would be filled with rats.
Still sound compelling? Go get that degree and start an exciting career in science! That's how it works, right?