maybe i don't belong in science.
it seems lately, from what i've been reading and talking about, that if you are in science, getting your phd, or past that (into postdoc, academia, industry) you must want greatness.
but i don't. i used to. i used to have all those dreams about being the Next Big Thing, making some big discovery that lead to the Nobel or some other worthy prize.
but i realize that, even if i do stay in science, i don't want to be on the edge. just an interesting problem will suffice (and what problem isn't interesting?). me at my bench and/or computer working it out and enjoying myself.
i don't want the stress, the fear, the paranoia, the responsibility of being "great". i want life, fun, time, fresh air, good food, and a furry pooka monster on my lap.